ERCHONIA COLD LASER TREATMENTS
WHAT IS COLD LASER?
Cold lasers are different than the more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut and cauterize tissue. Cold lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy, tissue.
Cold lasers have been in use for over 25 years, and there have been no recorded adverse side effects. Cold laser therapy is safe and non-toxic. It can be used over areas of the body that have been repaired with pins, plates, and screws.
In 2002, the ERCHONIA laser made history by becoming the first cold laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic pain. ERCHONIA's uses have grown to include relief for neurological disorders, arthritis, sprains, strains and many other conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The cold laser stimulates portions of our cells called photoreceptors. When these areas are stimulated, biochemical reactions take place to increase circulation to the area. Endorphins are released, which not only provide pain relief but also facilitate an anti-inflammatory process. All of this allows the cells to work more efficiently, and most importantly to heal and repair.
Laser therapy can actually speed the body's normal healing process by as much as ten times its normal rate.
Because the ERCHONIA Laser stimulates blood flow it has been extremely successful in treating severe bruises and musculoskeletal complaints. Conditions like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis, muscle spasms, sprains and strains respond well to laser treatments.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
The number of treatments varies by individual. Factors that affect how quickly the laser works are age, the condition, the amount of damage, the amount of degeneration, and how long the condition has been present.
The recommendation for simple sprains and strains starts at 8 treatments. Most patients start with a series of between 8 and 30 treatments. Improvement may be noticed in as little as one treatment or as late as 25 treatments.
- Relief for neurological disorders that have failed to respond with classic medical treatments
- Symptomatic relief for acute and chronic pain
- Increased blood circulation
- Muscle relaxation and muscle spasm relief
- Relief of pain and stiffness associated with arthritis
- No sensory changes - ideal for patients with sensory issues
- Non-contact method for patients who can not be treated with gels, pads, or adhesives
- Pain relief for patients who do not wish to take or who are intolerant of pain medication
- May be used on patients with pins, plates, or screws
- Provides patients with a non-invasive, drug-free solution for pain relief and tissue regeneration