Cold Laser Therapy
Healing Through Revolutionary Technology!
Over the past few years, more and more doctors & patients are becoming aware of the benefits of cold laser therapy. Harvey Family Health Care uses the Erchonia PL 5 cold laser, which is considered the best in the industry.
Cold laser has been around for many years and has been well respected overseas for quite some time. Since its FDA approval, it has also been highly acclaimed in the USA, taking the health field by storm. At Harvey Family Health Care, we see the importance of this tool to help heal our patients and we make it our goal to increase awareness of this amazing technology!
Clinical applications show the Erchonia cold laser’s effectiveness in treating soft tissue injury, chronic pain, wound healing, aiding tissue regeneration, resolve inflammation, relieve pain and boost the immune system. Cold laser is a widely accepted and very effective form of therapy for various conditions. Whether used to treat lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, pain from a herniated disc, muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, or arthritis, cold laser therapy has been shown to heal the body down to the cellular level.
How Does a Cold Laser Treat Pain?
The cold laser has the same wavelength as the human cell, which allows the laser beam to reach the cell without damaging it. When the cells of the injured or unhealthy tissues are not functioning properly, the laser can be used to stimulate the cells to heal themselves. When you have millions of cells healing themselves, you get pain reduction at the tissue receiving the laser therapy.
Cold lasers are often compared to acupuncture with a laser beams. In most cold laser treatments, the laser beam is used to stimulate the body's accupoints or damaged area in an attempt to increase the blood supply to parts of the body. The energy from the laser may penetrate as deep as 2 inches into the body based on the power of the laser and other variables. Each cold laser treatment takes about 3 minutes and the effects are immediate.
Cold lasers dramatically speeds recovery, especially for conditions in the acute stage, which normally involve inflammation and/or spasms. Tissues treatable with laser include muscles, discs, nerves, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bursae, and fascia.
Are All Cold Lasers the Same?
No, brands of cold lasers differ. The Erchonia PL5 is currently rated the best in the industry. In comparison, some cold lasers are not approved by the FDA. The Erchonia laser was the first laser to obtain FDA approval for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. According to all published studies to date, there has been no mention of any negative side effects with certain types of cold lasers – the Erchonia laser being one of them.
Currently, there are over 25 different cold lasers cleared by the FDA for various types of treatments. Cold lasers have been in use around the world for over 30 years and have been in use in the US for over 10 years. Cold laser therapy has been proven completely safe in over 3000 worldwide studies.
Why Is It Referred To As “Cold” Laser?
It’s called cold laser because the beam doesn’t produce heat; therefore, there is no cutting or burning of any tissue. Most patients hardly notice they are being treated.
Unlike high-power medical lasers, which are widely used to cut and remove tissue, the cold laser penetrates the surface of the skin with no heating effect or damage. The energy is directed deep into the effected area, stimulating the body’s cells and converting the energy into chemical energy to promote natural healing.
What Can be Treated
with a Cold Laser?
Minor nerve damage
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic or acute pain
Heavy metal detoxification