It’s Cold Out – But Cold Laser Therapy is Not

When you think about the term laser, some people may automatically imagine a laser sword fight in Star Wars but the laser we are going to discuss is used to battle pain and inflammation, not galactic enemies. So what exactly is cold laser therapy? Let us explain.

Laser therapy was introduced as a non-invasive treatment option over 30 years ago. Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a light source that generates pure light of a single wavelength. The effect that is produced is not thermal (heat) but instead has to do with photochemical reactions in cells. This reaction stimulates protein synthesis (creation of new protein cells), as well as cell metabolism (process to keep the cells alive), improving cell health and ensuring proper cell functionality.

The lasers used in cold therapy are hardly comparable to laser types used in other treatments. Instead of intentionally using heat and heat damage to be effective, cold laser therapy have a low intensity, therefore posing no risk of cutting or burning of the treated skin area. The wavelengths of light interact with the tissue to stimulate the cells of the targeted area and dramatically accelerate its healing process. This function helps eliminate inflammation and pain caused by arthritis or other conditions and the absorption rate of the lasers is so low that the treatment is safe and painless.

Some conditions that may typically be treated using cold laser therapy include:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Pain caused by sports injury

Since 1967 there have been over 2,500 clinical studies published all over the world. Many of these studies are double-blinded, placebo-controlled and have demonstrated cold laser therapy to be a proven method for pain relief.

A study in the August 2000 Journal of Rheumatology compared the outcomes of laser therapy used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with laser therapy had 70% reduction in pain compared to the placebo group. There was also significant improvement in morning stiffness and hand flexibility.

Cold laser therapy is getting a lot of press and was even featured on Dr. Oz.

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The procedure is painless, comes with no risk for complications or side effects, and has no downtime. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

Our doctors at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine are experienced in cold laser therapy. Contact usto make an appointment and learn more.

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INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC HELPING PATIENTS LIVE PAIN-FREE LIVES THROUGH A VARIETY OF PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS

If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

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One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.