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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Debateable: Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.

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