Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons employees are absent from work. The unfortunate fact about the 56 million plus individuals dealing with acute or chronic pain is that they turn to over-the-counter pain medicine for relief. The FDA recently issued strict warnings regarding the misuse and overdosing of these medications due to severe complications such as stomach ulcers, hearing disorders, and liver failure. These dangerous side effects, in addition to many others, have caused physicians to become increasingly concerned about the consequences associated with pain medication.
Low level lasers have been proven safe and effective by the FDA. This laser treatment is used to stimulate the healing process of deeper structures such as nerves, bones, tendons and cartilage. It has been clinically proven that these lasers increase range of motion and decrease overall symptoms in patients suffering with acute and chronic pain.
The Erchonia low level laser is non-invasive, painless, and speeds up the body’s natural recovery process by encouraging cell regeneration. Treatment with the laser also improves range of motion and decreases inflammation and pain, thus reducing the need for medication. In contrast to high-power, high-heat lasers that are used in various surgical procedures, Erchonia lasers produce a low-level, or cold output that has no thermal effect on the body’s tissues. Instead, the laser serves to stimulate biological function similar to photosynthesis in plants. It increases cell regeneration, cell communication, and decreases inflammation.
Erchonia Lasers have been cleared by the FDA to treat: