By Sukie Nau, DPT/Owner, Nau Physical Therapy & Wellness
Before you go under the knife, go under the cold laser.
At NAU Physical Therapy & Wellness, we treat pain with cold laser treatment. The cold laser works particularly well on tissue inflammation and wound healing.
This type of Class 3 cold laser provides .830 nanometers (one billionth of a meter) of a special light energy that goes deep into your skin.
It emits a wavelength of light that penetrates your tissues up to 5 centimeters deep into your body to stimulate the production of more mitochondria in your cells.
The mitochondria produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a compound that provides energy for the cells. With more energy, a patient can heal properly on his/her own – it’s a catalyst for the body to self-heal.
A patient came to us with a wound from a past lung surgery. He had a 1.5-ft.-long scar with a portion of about a 1⁄2-3⁄4-in. that hadn’t healed. After two 5-10-minute sessions with the cold laser, the scar healed.
The cold laser also worked on my mother’s tooth pain, and veterinarians often use it on animals for muscle pain.
If you have pain, and you don’t want surgery, the cold laser may be just what you need for fast relief of pain.
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call our office today.