Chronic pain affects about 20 percent of the adult population in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you’re included in that number, you know that continued suffering is impossible without damaging your quality of life. Your physical medicine doctor in Sarasota, FL, wholeheartedly agrees and would like you to know about pain relief you can receive through cold laser therapy.
Here’s what you should know about this interesting and impactful treatment.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy or LLLT, uses short wavelengths of focused light delivered by a multi-wave locked system laser. This in-office treatment is non-invasive, non-operative, painless, and most importantly, effective for healing and pain relief.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
LLLT is part of a complete program of pain relief and rehabilitation. Delivered in our state-of-the-art facility in Sarasota, this innovative service addresses musculoskeletal and neurological pain. As the laser light penetrates tissue below skin level, the energy releases amazing healing factors, which improve:
- Blood circulation
- Tissue healing and regeneration
- Nerve function
- Collagen production
For people with chronic pain, low-level laser therapy gradually relieves pain and the inflammation often responsible for it. Wounds start to heal, and scarring improves.
How is it Done?
After Dr. Aull medically clears you for this regenerative service, you will receive multiple LLLT sessions spread out over prescribed intervals. Each session takes 15 to 30 minutes, and patients go to work, home, and other activities right away with no special cautions or restrictions of any kind.
During cold laser treatment, the provider positions the handheld laser over the affected body area. The laser light warms the skin, sending the positive effects into the body. People sometimes report a tingling sensation but no pain whatsoever. Maintenance doses keep people moving, pain-free, and functional in the long run.
Advantages of Low-level Laser Therapy
The biggest advantage of low-level laser therapy is that it works. People find pain relief from a long list of chronic and even unexplained sources of discomfort and dysfunction. LLLT may be added to treatment plans offered by your physical medicine doctor. Plus, LLLT is non-invasive, quick (15 to 30 minutes for each session), and it speeds up:
- Wound healing
- Blood circulation
- Production of the body’s natural healing factors and endorphins, the neurotransmitters which have a natural analgesic effect
If you are pregnant, nursing, or have active cancer, you should not get cold laser therapy. You must first get clearance from your primary or specialist doctor before pursuing this treatment.
Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy in Sarasota, FL
Patients come to our facility wishing to resolve sources of long-standing and acute pain with state-of-the-art treatments like LLLT. These conditions include:
- Lower back and neck pain
- Post-operative discomfort
- Tendonitis (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more)
- Neuropathy and sciatica
- Frozen shoulder
- Arthritis–both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Sprains, strains, tears of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage
- Chronic regional pain syndrome
- Diabetic wounds
- Surgical wounds and scars
- Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS
Cold Laser Therapy Near Me in Sarasota, FL
Dr. Susan Aull and her team offer LLLT to qualified adults of all ages and walks of life. Get the pain relief you need and deserve by calling us for a personalized consultation with our physician. Call (941) 487-7244, or request your visit online.