Cold Laser Therapy Summerville2021-01-26T16:33:25-05:00

Cold Laser Therapy Summerville

FDA-Approved Treatment for Lower Back Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

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Pain Relief With Cold Lasers: How It Works

The use of cold laser or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been a subject of research in the medical community over the years. Thanks to ongoing research on cold laser technology, health organizations are opening up to the benefits of LLLT in helping patients alleviate pain.

With its commitment to scientific research on LLLT, Erchonia has become the market leader in LLLT technology. Let us now learn more about cold laser treatment by Erchonia and its benefits for physicians and patients

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Laser therapy for low back pain has emerged as a game-changer for patients and physicians seeking drug-free alternatives. Not only does laser therapy offer lasting results, but it is also free of all side-effects. Laser treatment also eliminates the risk of developing opioid dependence. Introducing Erchonia’s FX 635 Laser, the first of its kind laser that relieves chronic back pain. Approved by the FDA, FX 635 also reduces the need for invasive surgery.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

With medical technology making strides, patients with plantar fasciitis can achieve quick healing with laser therapy. Our new laser treatment is approved by the FDA to relieve pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia within weeks. Patients can achieve complete healing and resume their active lifestyle faster than before.

Before this medical breakthrough, 10 percent of chronic plantar fasciitis cases unresponsive to non-operative therapy were treated with invasive procedures. With Erchonia’s FX 635 Laser, patients can now find quick pain relief without surgery. Physicians have used low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for decades to treat several conditions. And they are now using the same technology to help patients manage conditions like plantar fasciitis without any side-effects.

What is Cold Laser Treatment?

Cold laser treatment is a form of phototherapy that targets tissue and fat and reduces pain and inflammation, among other benefits. It has applications in both medical and veterinary treatments. Also known as LLLT or photobiomodulation therapy, cold laser treatment has been around for a while for help with pain relief and fat loss.

Cold laser treatment works by placing a visible non-thermal laser or a small device emitting laser over the target area. Low levels of light in the laser penetrate the tissue without heating or damaging the patient’s skin. This is because cold lasers only use five to 500 milliwatts, as compared to traditional lasers that use up 300 watts on average. As a result, cold lasers have achieved non-heating instruments (NHN) classification by the FDA. They don’t burn the skin or cause pain, unlike traditional lasers used for surgery—the latter cause both pain and scarring.

One can also understand cold laser therapy on the analogy of photosynthesis. Just like plants absorb light to produce energy, laser stimulation interacts with light-sensitive components in the body’s cells, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage. The stimulation kickstarts the body’s natural healing ability, which may have been restricted by tissue damage. In technical terms, cold lasers stimulate mitochondria and encourage the cells to produce more ATP.

Another benefit of LLLT over traditional laser surgery is that it can be performed at an outpatient clinic. Since it is non-invasive, there is no recovery time and no side effects, making LLLT an attractive treatment option for various conditions.

LLLT Can Address Many Conditions

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Onychomycosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Operation Wound Healing

Fast, Safe, And Effective Relief For Numerous Conditions

In the last 50 years, LLLT has been the subject of more than 2,500 studies. These studies aimed to examine the safety and effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for pain relief and symptom alleviation. Most of these 2,500 studies have demonstrated that LLLT is a reliable, non-invasive procedure for treating pain and other symptoms.

Erchonia’s laser products are the safest on the market for pain management and fat loss. These laser products have secured 17 market clearances from the FDA. Talking specifically about FX 635 laser, this product has a 72 percent success rate during clinical trials. This commitment to safety and innovation has made Erchonia a sought-after name in laser treatments worldwide. Contact us today to learn more about our laser treatments.

Erchonia Cold Laser Therapy

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine in Summerville we have begun using a breakthrough technology in cold laser therapy to aid in the healing of many different pains and problems from a broad range of things; from neck and shoulder pain to sinus infections to poison ivy and ear infections. The list is long and we can attest to it!  We have seen great success by using the Erchonia Cold Laser for therapy. Our cold laser therapy is a low level laser that is applied above the skin in the affected areas. There is no pain and no feeling what so ever involved in this laser therapy. Light energy passes through the skin and is received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. This increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. This increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect many biological processes and functions. The low-level laser light initiates increased micro circulation and enhances tissue regeneration from the cellular level. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation.

Common conditions treated with Cold Laser therapy include:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Neurological pain
  • Disc disease (bulges, herniations, injuries)
  • Chronic non-healing wounds
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • General pain
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Pre and post surgical treatment
  • Arthritis and degenerative joint conditions
  • Anti-inflammation/edema

To learn more about our cold laser therapy and for case studies, you can visit the Erchonia web site.

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What is Cold Laser Treatment?2020-10-09T10:05:31-04:00

Cold laser treatment or cold laser therapy involves the use of low-intensity lasers than emit significantly lower levels of light than traditional lasers. Hence, this therapy stimulates healing inside the tissue without heating or damaging the patient’s skin.

It is called ‘cold’ because the low-intensity lasers do not heat your body’s tissue, as compared to surgical or aesthetic lasers. Cold laser therapy is also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). It has been a subject of research in the medical community since 1967.

During the procedure, the laser is applied directly to the target area. The light stimulates the cells and promotes inner healing. It is a non-invasive and painless process that can be performed at an outpatient clinic.

What are the Benefits of Cold Laser Treatment?2020-10-09T10:04:39-04:00

There are several benefits of cold laser treatments:

  • It is non-invasive and requires no incisions.
  • There is no prolonged recovery time.
  • Patients can experience results within weeks.
  • Can be performed at an outpatient clinic
  • Causes no pain and scarring due to low levels of light
  • Promotes the body’s natural healing abilities
  • Approved by the FDA for fat loss and pain management

Not to mention, cold laser treatment has no major side effects. It is also an effective alternative to opioids for pain relief.

Is Cold Laser Treatment Safe?2020-10-09T10:06:12-04:00

Cold laser treatment is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified practitioner. It is also approved by the FDA. Cold laser therapy is non-invasive and painless and doesn’t require any drugs or preparation. Avoid applying cold lasers on the thyroid, eyes, carcinomas, and cancerous lesions. It is also recommended that pregnant women should avoid this treatment.

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Commonly Accepted Medical Insurances

Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine accepts a variety of major insurance plans. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact our office.