The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is one of a several treatment options available today to aid in healing and pain management. In December, we published a blog post about cold laser therapy and how it works called, “It’s Cold Out—But Cold Laser Therapy is Not”.  As with any treatment option presented to you, there are advantages and disadvantages. We wanted to shed some more light on cold laser therapy to help you gain an even better understanding of this method of treatment.

There is a  Cold Laser Therapy Device that  involves the application of a low intensity laser light over an affected area increasing the speed, strength, and quality of tissue repair and helping to improve the blood supply in the treated area. The treatment helps generate new cells and tissues thus aiding in faster wound healing and blood clot formation. It also helps by stimulating nerve function and immune system response by restoring any abnormal cellular function.

Advantages

  • Safe
  • Non-invasive
  • Requires no recovery time
  • Requires no medication
  • Minimal side effects
  • Reduces the need for surgery
  • Highly effective with more than 90% efficiency
  • Cost-effective for both patient and provider
  • Great alternative to analgesics and other medications, which can cause unwanted side effects

Disadvantages

  • Full relief may not be felt after just one treatment. A few treatments may be needed.
  • Treatments can require visits to the doctor’s office a few times during the week
  • All insurance carriers may not cover the treatment

Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine not only offers our patients cold laser therapy but we offer other treatment options including chiropractic, PRP injection therapy, Microvas, electrodiagnostic medicine,acupuncture, sports medicine, and more. Contact us for an appointment to learn more.