What Are the Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy?
At Dr. Steven Shoshany's NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center in Manhattan, our chiropractors and physical therapists are well-known for their expertise with cold laser therapy to ensure healing continues after the pain stops. We have a successful experience in using laser therapy to treat adhesions and soft tissue injuries in weekend warriors, marathon runners, professional bodybuilders, and patients of all levels of athletic ability from beginner to elite. We also offer cold laser therapy for focused healing of local areas of injury for accelerated recovery.
What is different about cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy involves the use of a handheld wand to deliver coherent beams of selected wavelengths of light to stimulate cell growth and tissue regeneration. The wand is about the size of a flashlight. Your chiropractor places the wand directly over the affected area for several minutes. The therapeutic principle behind cold laser therapy is tissue regeneration. We use this therapy after pain has been addressed by other modalities.
What are the reasonable expectations of cold laser therapy?
Patients who receive cold laser therapy usually note an immediate reduction in pain, soreness, and swelling. Repeating the treatment helps restore the functionality of the affected body part. There are no side effects and no drugs involved with cold laser therapy.
What kinds of health issues are addressed with cold laser therapy?
The FDA has approved over a dozen cold laser therapy devices (sometimes identified as low-level or near-infrared laser therapy devices) to support recovery from a variety of conditions including back pain, arthritis, tendinitis, sprains, diabetic neuropathy, temporomandibular joint syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, leg ulcers, and fibromyalgia. Although there are cold laser kits marketed for use at home, not every patient responds to the same wavelengths of laser light or the same lengths of sessions. You need the experience and judgment of a chiropractor who treats many cases like yours to get the best results in the shortest time.
Freedom from pain begins with your first appointment for cold laser therapy.
Request an appointment with your chiropractor at Dr. Steven Shoshany's offices online or call us at (212)645-8151. Dr. Steven Shoshany's NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center is located in Manhattan at 632 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012.