Find Fast Relief for Your Aches and Pains with Laser Therapy
Did You Know Laser Therapy Could Help You Beat Your Pain?
Are you familiar with laser therapy? While it may seem intimidating, it is an excellent natural way to assist with pain relief and promote healing.
Wellspring Health Center provides laser therapy as a pain management and rehabilitation treatment as it is non-invasive, safe, and helpful for a range of common conditions. Laser treatments work by emitting photons into the tissues around the area of the body that needs to be treated. These photons aid in relieving pain, reviving cells, and enhancing blood flow to the injured area.
If you’re searching for laser treatment in Eden Prairie, MN, get in touch with Wellspring Health Center! We’ll set up a free consultation for you to see whether laser treatment will be an effective solution for alleviating your pain.
Important information on laser therapy
Laser therapy has established itself as one of the safest and least intrusive therapeutic options available. In fact, the FDA has certified medical lasers, and they are held to exacting ISO standards.
Do laser therapy treatments hurt?
One of the most common concerns people have about laser treatment is whether it is dangerous or if it will hurt. It’s normal to feel apprehensive about trying a new therapy, especially one you aren’t familiar with.
However, contrary to popular belief, cold laser treatments do not cause pain and are completely safe. Depending on the laser used, you may not feel anything at all. Laser treatments may be used in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy, such as range of motion exercises, to maximize their effectiveness. Patients begin to experience improvements after only a few brief sessions of laser treatment, which typically take only a few minutes.
How do I know if laser therapy will benefit me?
Many conditions, both acute and chronic, may be addressed with laser treatment, including but not limited to: back and neck pain, sciatica, arthritic flare-ups, bursitis, disc injuries, TMJ strains, sports injuries, migraines, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more!
During your first visit, a licensed physical therapist in our Eden Prairie, MN office will do a complete physical examination and review your medical history to accurately diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment plan for you.
Based on the results of this initial evaluation, your physical therapist will select both the type of laser and its strength that best suits your needs.
Erchonia Cold Laser
The Erchonia Low-Level Laser, sometimes known as a cold laser, is a non-thermal, painless healing laser used to treat painful, restricted joints and muscles.
Laser light at a wavelength of 635nm provides anti-inflammatory and therapeutic effects for sore tissues. Using the laser in conjunction with physical therapy treatments can also boost the procedure’s effectiveness.
The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy are many and include:
- Reduced pain and inflammation without medication
- Improved blood flow to the area
- Increased tissue healing time as shown by FDA double-blind studies
- Increase in cellular energy to aid in healing
- Increase in the repair of damaged tissue
- Reduced dependence on pain medications
- Increased recovery time after injuries and after surgery
Conditions Treated With Laser Therapy:
- Sports Injuries
- Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain / Rotator Cuff Conditions
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatica / Leg Pain
- Degenerative or Herniated Discs
- Musculoskeletal Injuries (such as sports, work, or auto accidents)
- Sprains & Strains
- Arthritis & Stiff Joints
- Scoliosis / Curvatures of the Spine
- Hip & Knee Pain
- Post-surgical Orthopedic Rehab
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Whiplash Injury
- Auto Accident Injuries
Common Questions about Cold Laser Therapy:
1. How does Cold Laser Work?
Low-Level Lasers are an incredible technology that significantly enhances physical therapy outcomes. Exercises and therapy treatments function at the soft tissue and joint level. Low-Level Lasers act at the cellular level by boosting the necessary energy required for cells to regenerate and recover, as well as their capacity to communicate with one another!
The FDA-approved Erchonia laser has a wavelength of 635nm. This wavelength of light is optimal for enhancing cellular metabolism and, as a result, the cells’ capacity to heal. One of the key processes that are accelerated is the production of ATP in the cell’s mitochondria. When ATP levels are boosted, the cells’ healing ability is improved as well.
The laser’s light energy triggers a cascade of reactions extending from the cell membrane to the cell’s DNA. This is referred to as cellular amplification, a process for which the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded. The Erchonia Laser is used to treat world-class athletes because of its unique ability to accelerate recovery time.
2. Can the Cold Laser treatment go through my clothing?
Yes. Low-Level Laser Therapy is just as effective when delivered through clothing and is common practice in physical therapy and medical settings. The size of the laser light particles, or photons, are tiny and easily pass through clothing, bandages and wound dressings.
In fact, the individuals that participated in the double-blind FDA study of neck and shoulder pain received Erchonia laser treatment through their clothing. In 2002, Erchonia Low-Level Lasers received their first FDA clearance as a result of that research. Since then, the FDA has approved Erchonia’s similar studies for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, wounds, and scar tissue.
3. What should I feel during Cold Laser Therapy?
In contrast to “hot lasers” used in medicine to cut tissues and conduct surgical operations, Low-Level Lasers are categorized as “cold lasers” and are used to promote healing and regeneration. Most patients report experiencing no sensation from the laser light during treatment, while others describe a minor tingling sensation.
Patients often experience a reduction in muscle and joint stiffness and tightness during and after laser therapy. Laser Therapy is also utilized to stimulate weak muscles at the cellular level during physical therapy exercises and stretches. Manual muscle tests will reveal a significant difference between before and after treating the weakened areas.
4. Are there any side effects of Cold Laser Therapy?
Low-Level Laser Therapy has been found to be effective with no known side effects, as reported in over 2,000 published research studies. However, regardless of the safety, we do not recommend laser therapy when pregnant.
Ready to get started?
Low-Level Laser Therapy in Eden Prairie, MN, is available at Wellspring Health Center where we utilize the best methods and technologies for treating your pain.
If you are suffering from pain, contact Wellspring Health Center today in Eden Prairie, MN.
Request a complimentary consultation today and get started on the right path toward quick and effective pain relief!