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How Cold Laser Therapy Can Help…

What problems can Cold Laser fix? (A-Z)

Aetna read and reviewed hundreds of articles about Cold Laser Therapy and found positive results for patients with the following conditions:

  • Bone regeneration/bone healing
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Cadio-protection following myocardial infarction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Dental pain
  • Dentin hypersensitivity
  • Elbow disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hair loss
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Herpes labialis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Lymphedema
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neurological dysfunctions
  • Oral mucositis
  • Pain relief (e.g. acute and chronic low back pain/neck pain, orthodontic pain, neuropathic pain, shoulder pain)
  • Patella-femoral pain syndrome
  • Physical therapy (including rehabilitation following carpal tunnel release)
  • Recurrent aphthous stomatitis/ulcers
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wound healing (including diabetic ulcers, gingival healing, and pressure ulcers)

As you can see the list is extensive. Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, and many more. A large number of conditions can be treated by cold laser therapy because the light energy from the laser is absorbed by endogenous chromophores that live inside all different cell types. These endogenous chromophores are things like DNA, amino acids, and proteins. When activated by the light, they initiate a series of cellular processes that result in increased intracellular metabolism. The studies Aetna reviewed found this increased intracellular metabolism is thought to normalize damaged tissues and reduce healing time for patients with chronic pain. Our patients love how cold laser reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling shortly after treatment begins and we think you will too. Call to schedule an appointment today.