If you suffer from chronic pain or you’re trying to rebound from an injury, you may benefit from cold laser therapy with TheralaseⓇ at Pain to Wellness Healthcare. In Madison, Alabama, board-certified Helen Powell-Stoddart, M.D., M.S., uses innovative cold laser therapy to amp up your body’s natural healing abilities and speed your recovery. Call to learn more about how cold laser therapy can alleviate your pain or use the online scheduler to book now.
Cold Laser Q & A
What is cold laser therapy?
Like many lasers, cold laser therapy uses light energy to provoke your cells to repair and regenerate themselves. Unlike most surgical and aesthetic lasers, cold laser therapy doesn’t rely on heat during treatment, which is why practitioners dub it as “cold.”
What does cold laser therapy treat?
Cold laser therapy’s primary purpose is to repair damaged and inflamed tissues. Dr. Helen also uses the treatment to help patients who have:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic pain
- Low back pain
- Rotator cuff pathology
Cold laser therapy with Theralase is an ideal option if you want to avoid invasive treatments or medications. After your comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Helen may recommend a combination of cold laser therapy with interventional pain management therapies.
How does cold laser therapy work?
Dr. Helen places the Theralase laser directly on the treatment area to dispense low-level light directly to the cells and tissues beneath your skin. Your tissues soak in the light and use the energy to repair damaged and inflamed tissues, reducing pain and swelling, and increasing circulation.
Does cold laser therapy hurt?
Not at all. You’ll feel gentle pressure where the laser presses against your skin, but there’s no pain associated with the procedure. Theralase lasers are engineered for use specifically on tender tissues. They are powerful enough to injure the cells just enough to activate your body’s healing response, but they are non-thermal and require no incisions, heat, or recovery downtime.
How long does cold laser therapy take?
The therapy time depends on the size of your treatment area and the severity of your pain. Sessions can range from a couple of minutes to about an hour. At your consultation, Dr. Helen outlines your therapy plan so you’ll know how many sessions you’ll need and how long each one will last.
The team at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. can help you determine if cold laser therapy is right for you. It offers great results with no side effects, so it’s a great choice for most people who have persistent pain or are trying to get back to their normal routine after an injury. Call the office to book your appointment or use the online scheduler to reserve your appointment.