If you regularly experience back, shoulder, or neck pain, cold laser therapy provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option. At South Bay Wellness Center in San Jose, California, Jay Ebadat, DC, offers cold laser therapy on-site as an outpatient procedure. A series of brief treatments can limit discomfort, allowing you to return to your favorite activities. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office today.
Cold Laser Therapy Q&A
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses targeted, low-intensity light to ease pain and inflammation and encourage your body’s natural healing process.
Cold lasers are different from traditional lasers in that they don’t heat your body’s tissue. Instead, your body absorbs the light, which triggers a reaction. The reaction regenerates new, healthy tissues and cells while improving circulation.
Additionally, cold laser therapy is pain-free. You never feel the laser touching your skin, and it doesn’t cause vibrations or heat. Each treatment session lasts less than half an hour, and you can return to normal activities immediately afterward.
What conditions can cold laser therapy treat?
At South Bay Wellness Center, Dr. Ebadat uses cold laser therapy to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including:
- Auto injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
- Neck pain
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
He also uses cold laser therapy to reduce swelling and promote the healing of joints and soft tissue.
Do I qualify for cold laser therapy?
To determine if you qualify for cold laser therapy, Dr. Ebadat conducts a physical exam, asks about your symptoms and lifestyle, and reviews your medical history.
If you’ve tried conservative methods of care, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol), physical therapy, or over-the-counter medication, and your symptoms persist or get worse, you’ll likely benefit. Because cold laser therapy is non-invasive, it’s safe for people of all ages.
How many cold laser therapy appointments will I need?
The number of cold laser therapy appointments you’ll need depends on the cause of your pain, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your quality of life. Cold laser therapy typically takes 30 minutes or less, but it doesn’t produce immediate results. In fact, many people don’t notice an improvement in their symptoms until they undergo several treatment sessions.
Dr. Ebadat develops a custom care plan for each of his patients. Usually, this includes a series of at least six appointments spaced several weeks apart. In order to achieve the best possible outcome, attend all of your follow-up appointments, and carefully adhere to Dr. Ebadat’s recovery instructions.
To see if you’re a good candidate for cold laser therapy, schedule an appointment at South Bay Wellness Center by calling the office or booking an appointment online.