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Cold Laser Treatment

June 15, 2018

 

 

Are you currently dealing with pain that is the result of a sprain, a muscle strain, or inflammation?  If this is the case, cold laser therapy may be a treatment option for you. At Madison Physical Therapy, we offer cold laser therapy as a type of treatment.  Our expert team at our physical therapy near Bay Ridge, NY can make sure your injury is healed in no time.

 

 

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

 

Cold laser therapy is believed to help speed up the healing process. Our trained specialists will hold device over the injury from 30 seconds to up to a few minutes.  This depends on how strong the dose is and the size of the injury as well. Non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser and are absorbed by the cells in the affected area.  This process is supposed to strengthen the cells which will help heal the injury.

 

 

What it treats

 

 

Cold laser therapy will usually be used to help treat minor injuries such as:

 

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strains

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Lower Back Pain


 

If you are experiencing any of these injuries and will be receiving physical therapy near Bay Ridge, NY, be sure to ask if cold laser therapy is right for you.

 

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

 

Like anything in life, cold laser therapy has both advantages and disadvantages.  On the positive side, it is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there is little recovery time necessary for the patient.  As for drawbacks, most patients do not feel full relief after the first treatment. Multiple sessions are needed for the full effect, so it is not a quick fix to an injury.


Cold laser therapy can be used to help treat your injuries today.  At Madison Physical Therapy, we can offer physical therapy near Bar Ride, NY that will get your back life on track.  If you believe cold laser therapy is a treatment for you, contact us today to learn more and make an appointment!

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