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How Does Cold Laser Therapy Treat Chronic 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had excruciating pain in my tail bone for over a year. What alternative therapy can I try as apposed to pain meds? I have had excruciating pain in my tail bone for well over a year now. My chiropractor has given me cold laser therapy, I have gone for
Hello. : Hello. Have you considered medical accupuncture? Chinese scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, local treatment with electrical stimulation and periosteal tapping are four things that come readily to mind that may be helpful. It is safe, effective and quite non-invasive. The needles are much smaller in diameter than needles used for drawing blood or receiving injections. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often is too often for laser therapy? I am treating my chronic knee bursitis and the clinic asks me to go every 3 days. Is that a good interval?
Laser?: I have never heard of it unless ur seeing a chiropractor. ...Read more
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