The science for cold laser therapy, also called low level laser therapy, has been around longer than you might think, even though it wasn’t actually employed until more recently. The initial foray into laser utilization began nearly 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, but it wasn’t until 1967 that Professor Andre Mester turned to lasers for medical uses. Since then, lasers have been developed into three categories, with cold laser therapy being just one type.
The first approved medical use for cold laser therapy came in 2002 after a study was conducted regarding using it for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Since then, the FDA has approved its use for many more conditions, including alleviating muscle and joint pain, providing relief for arthritis stiffness, reducing the pain of muscle spasms, dealing with fibromyalgia pain, treating knee pain, treating neck pain, reducing lower back pain, and aiding in wound healing.
One of the biggest advantages of cold laser therapy is its non-invasive nature. This means you do not have to deal with the recovery time involved with a surgical incision. Furthermore, cold laser therapy does not need medication or have any serious side effects when performed properly. It can take a number of treatments to be effective, however, depending on your situation.
At Optimum Wellness in Barrie, Ontario, we will assess your situation to determine if cold laser therapy would be an appropriate treatment for your pain. If you have questions about cold laser therapy, give us a call for a consultation.