Cold Light Laser Therapy

The Erchonia Cold Light Laser was prominently featured on the Dr. Oz Show in “Dr. Oz’s No-Pill Pain Busters!” episode!


[See it in action]

What is a cold-light laser?
Unlike high power lasers that use heat to cut or cauterize tissue, low energy cold lasers enhance biochemical reactions in the targeted tissue and produce no heat. In somewhat simple terms, visible red light is directed to a specific area. The light energy passes through the skin, and is received within the cell by special energy light acceptors. The increase in cellular energy results in physiological changes affecting several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low level laser light starts an increase in circulation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased mobility. Cold lasers have been in use for over 25 years, with over 2000 published research studies, without one recorded side effect. But Erchonia Lasers made history by becoming the first to receive FDA approval for chronic pain treatment.

Who uses this laser?
Athletes like Tiger Woods rely on the Erchonia Cold Laser to enhance tissue recovery and speed up injury healing time. Countless professional teams depend on the Erchonia Cold Laser for quick recovery, like the New York Jets, England Patriots, Philadelphia 76ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League, United States Postal Service cycling team, just to name a few. However, you do not need to be a professional athlete to experience the benefits!

How does it work?
There are many biological processes that take place in tissues that have been shown to respond to Low Level Laser Therapy in the 630-640 nanometer wavelength ranges. One of these processes is the enhancement of ATP production in the mitochondria, which provides more energy for cellular healing and tissue recovery post injury. This wavelength has also been shown to decrease inflammation in wounds and increase endogenous endorphin release. The Erchonia LLLT provides the optimum 635 nm wavelength to stimulate cells to function better. The Erchonia LLLT will help increase the amount of oxygen available to tissues. By increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, we can expect to see decreased muscle fatigue and increased muscle performance. Not only does the laser therapy increase oxygen production, but it increases the amount of antioxidants in the blood to help healing.

What conditions can the Low Level Laser help with?

As the laser stimulates cells to function better, it can be expected that a wide range of symptoms can be alleviated with this therapy. These include:

  • Acute pain from an injury, or chronic pain
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica and Carpal Tunnel
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Extremity pain (Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot)
  • Even addictive behaviors like smoking

What is a treatment like?
Treatments take just a couple of minutes and can be performed through clothing. There is often no sensation during treatment, however some patients report a mild tingling. The number of treatments depends on the problem being addressed, but typically an improvement of 30%-50% occurs with just one treatment. In order for soft tissue to begin the healing process, Low Level Laser therapy typically needs to be done 4-12 times in order to maximize the benefits. Therapy is done only once per day and should be done at least once per week to see results.

Wouldn’t it be great to feel better and live the way you did before the pain? Call Dr. Cohle today at 717-503-9454, or stop by our office at 7015 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17112.