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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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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


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Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

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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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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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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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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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

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 more

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What is the use of low level laser therapy?

What is the use of low level laser therapy?

Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Yes: If can be effective way to get assistance to quit smoking. It is not a quick one time procedure. It takes a number of treatments by someone trained in its use. ...Read more

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When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

Never: I am not aware of any evidence-based support for the use of laser therapy in the treat, ENT algorithm for injury/sprains in general. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Not to my knowledge: Lasers have been used to remove hair. I have not seen any published controlled trials showing that they are effective in growing hair. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy for stretch marks something that would cause scaring while on Accutane 70mg? What are some alternatives while on the med?

Is laser therapy for stretch marks something that would cause scaring while on Accutane 70mg? What are some alternatives while on the med?

I suggest you wait: until you finish accutane, and then do lasers, they work the best on stretch marks. You certainly can try retinoids or caffeine related products, but i would save your money and do lasers ...Read more

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How long does laser therapy take to complete?

How long does laser therapy take to complete?

Lasers are different: There are many different lasers for just the skin. Then lasers for teeth whitening, cataracts, hemorroids, etc. V-beam laser for facial redness can take seconds to minutes depending on how many pulses and area needs to be covered. Fraxel restore and dual laser resurfacing can take twenty minutes for a whole face, less or more, depending on doing the neck, chest, hands, etc. Fraxel repair 1 hr face. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

How safe and effective is laser therapy for improving vision.Did any bad experiences?

Could be safe: It depends if the person is a good candidate for surgery. It is not recommended for thin corneal thickness, keratoconus, very large pupil and very high refractive corrections. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy help with dental problems?

How does laser therapy help with dental problems?

So many ways...: Laser can be effectively used for; periodontal disease (gum disease), herpetic lesions and ulcerations (cold sores), gingival augmentations (altering a gummy smile), frenulectomy (lip attachment), or more severe attachment such ankylosed tongue, (tongue tied), whitening teeth, removing cavities. ...Read more

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When you do a laser therapy does the device touch your face?

When you do  a laser therapy does the device touch your face?

Not normally: It depends on what type of treatment you are getting, but with resurfacing the device does not touch your face. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

See below: The profractional targets damaged tissue by creating tiny microchannels beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to form a new collagen base. As damaged cells are replaced with new and healthy tissue – your skin is rejuvenated, profractional technology targets only damaged tissue, allowing the healthy surrounding tissue to speed recovery time. ...Read more

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How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

Heat generation. ATP: Low-level laser therapy (lllt), is directed at the area of discomfort and have shown pain relief and improvement in function up to one year following treatment. High level therapy is tried in several pain centers and claim fda approved. Most of the leterature does not recommend laser therapy and is still in research and is ongoing. Works by generating heat, increasing atp level theoretically. ...Read more

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What is the estimated treatment cost of green light laser therapy for the prostate?

Variable: The cost of any surgical procedure is variable. There are usually no set prices that is uniform from hospital to hospital. The total price will include variables fees from the surgeon, anethesiologist, pathology, and the use of the laser equipment. It is best to get a price quote from the hospital before the surgery since the price is negotiable. ...Read more

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Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Depends on patient: And physician. Slt can wear off, many patients are afraid of laser. Drops can always be stopped but laser can't be taken back. ...Read more

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How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more