When I first started to use Cold Laser in my practice, I have to admit that I was quite skeptical. I thought how could this little red light that takes no more than a few minutes of application and that the patient can’t feel actually do anything? I was told by my salesman to try it for a month without any obligation and try the device and see the results for myself. It has been seven years since I started using the device and I was sold long ago and can’t believe the amazing results that I have seen thus far.
First let me say that there are really no drawbacks, other than it might not work for you. It is non-invasive and there are no harmful side effects. I find that the laser I use, works best on areas where there is not a lot of deep tissue. I find that knees, shoulders, feet elbows and the TMJ are areas where I have seen the best and fastest results. So how does this therapeutic modality actually work? The wavelength of light which it generates is measured at approximately 660 and 880 nanometers. At this wavelength a photochemical reaction occurs where at the cellular level energy is produced in the mitochondria and healing is thereby facilitated.
Some conditions that I have treated with a high level of success have been tennis elbow, golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, shoulder tendonitis, patellar tendonitis, plantar fascitis, heel spur pain, TMJ and several others. Many patients have noticed results in as little as 2 or 3 treatments. Most conditions do require more. Many can take up to a dozen treatments over a 4 to 6 week period.
If you suffer from any of the conditions that I have mentioned and have not yet tried cold laser therapy, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. You really have nothing to lose. Give your healthcare provider a call today to see if he/she offers this type of treatment.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Mark F. Herman