Cold Laser Therapy

Dr. Sean has used Lasers in his practice for over 17 years with great success.  We invite you in to see our office and have a consultation with Dr. Sean and see if you are a candidate for this protocol.  Call today 253-857-7788.

 

A Clinical Study of the Effectiveness for Mitigating Pain and Improving Range of Motion with the Erchonia Low-Level Laser on Minor Neck and Shoulder Pain: July-Sept 2000

 

*Erchonia Medical study submitted to the FDA and given market clearance January 2002.

 

Abstract

One hundred patients were recruited to participate in a randomized, double-blind study of the temporary effects of the Erchonia low-level laser on ameliorating minor neck and shoulder pain and in improving range of motion. Individual subject-success criteria were defined as a 30% improvement in degree of pain from pre- to post-procedure measurement immediately following treatment. Forty out of the 50 test group subjects (80% of all test group subjects) met or exceeded the individual success criteria by demonstrating a 30% improvement in degree of pain rating from pre- to post-procedure measurement. Seven out of the 50 placebo group subjects (14% of all placebo group subjects) met or exceeded the individual success criteria by demonstrating a 30% improvement in degree of pain. Temporary improvements in pain levels for test patients were statistically significant at the p<0.05 level. Although not statistically significant, for the majority of patients, the reduction in degree of pain immediately after treatment by the laser was maintained or reduced further 24 hours post-treatment. Post-procedure linear range of motion measurements suggested significant improvements in range of motion for the right side of the neck and both right and left sides of shoulders. No adverse events were reported.

 

Conclusion

 

The Erchonia low-level laser is a safe and effective device for single-use temporary pain relief and improvement in range of motion for patients with chronic pain in the neck and shoulder areas originating from the conditions of osteoarthritis, muscle spasms and cervical and thoracic spine strain. This landmark study helped the Erchonia Medical low level laser to become the first low level laser of any kind to be approved by the FDA.

 

Most commonly asked questions about cold laser therapy

What is cold laser therapy?

Coherent Laser Light or light energy with the unique property to penetrate the skin inches deep.  This causes an increase in cellular metabolism with no damage to the tissue what so ever.

What is Cold Laser Therapy being used to treat?

Cold Laser is being used to treat a variety of painful and inflamed conditions of the soft tissues and joints such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain, sports injury.

Why would my doctor recommend Cold Laser?

Dr. Sean is one of a limited Doctors in the country using the Erchonia lasers under an approved protocol.  You may have a condition that he feels falls within the criteria of being an acceptable candidate for this therapy.

Will it hurt?

No, the therapy is painless and totally non-invasive.

Is Cold Laser Therapy safe?

Yes, the FDA has ruled that the therapy is safe for pain reduction, increasing range of motion, carpal tunnel and acne. The only contraindication is treatment to the eyes.

Is the Laser FDA approved?

Yes, the laser was approved on 2/11/2002.