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How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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What does cold laser therapy do?

What does cold laser therapy do?

Nontraditonal help: Photostimulation with a cold laser (aka healing laser) is used to desensitize teeth, accelerate the healing process after surgery, stop canker sores so they heal quicker, help stop smoking and can assist a multitude of medical problems. ...Read more

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Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

NO- but it may help: No single treatment can "make" you quit smoking except for your own inner resolve. Cold laser may reduce cravings for tobacco and ease withdrawal symptoms, but should be used in conjunction with other strategies which can include acupuncture, herbs, supplements, eft (www.Eftuniverse.Com/) etc. See www.Wellsphere.Com/general-medicine-article/cold-laser-for-smoking-cessation-fact-or-crap/523149. ...Read more

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Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy: An article published in the lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (lllt) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of dr roberta chow, brain and mind research institute, university of sydney. He concluded lllt reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. ...Read more

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Is cold laser therapy effective in treating plantar fasciitis?

Is cold laser therapy effective in treating plantar fasciitis?

Cold Laser: As a stand alone therapy, it may not be adequate as a treatment. Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition with both biomechanical and metabolic influences. As such, we address the biomechanics with stretching exercises, muscle strengthening and orthotics. We address the inflammation by supporting the pathways of detoxification and cellular repair. This makes for the best long term result. ...Read more

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How effective is the level 4 deep tissue laser therapy for chronic cervical and lumbar pain?

Unproven but...: This therapy may be helpful for some people but there are no valid scientific studies that support it. Just because there are no studies doesn't mean it can't work so you have to try it to find out. It is probably harmless. I usually recommend patients try something like this once and if it helps it is your decision to continue. Insurance usually won't pay for this so you decide if there is value. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc.Told me that he will treat them with an injection.Is a laser therapy better?

Varicose veins: There is not really a single "best" treatment, as treatments are tailored to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound is needed. The most common treatments are endovenous ablation with laser or radiofrequency energy, stab phlebectomies, and sclerotherapy. Often a combination of therapies is needed. Vascular surgeons are considered the "vein experts" as they can offer all possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more