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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy can help you reduce pain and inflammation and quickly strengthen healed tissues to prevent re-injury!

The Erchonia PL Touch Cold Laser increases the speed of healing through a complex augmentation of your body’s normal inflammatory process. The non-thermal laser penetrates deep into your tissue promoting photobiostimulation. In essence, the cellular metabolism increases which in turn accelerates cell repair, increases blood flow, and stimulates the immune and lymphatic systems.

Photobiostimulation - energizes cells and accelerates your body’s normal healing process. Low Level Cold Laser Therapy with the Erchonia PL Touch also improves collagen and muscle tissue development, and helps generate new healthy cells and tissue.

Clinical studies to date have shown a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall faster healing time.

The Erchonia Cold Laser Is Safe, Painless and Noninvasive.

The Erchonia PL Touch Cold Laser is FDA approved and has some of the highest standards of safety features in the world!

Surprisingly enough, the Laser doesn’t generate heat and is approved to be used over metal implants and fractures making it safer than Ultrasound.

Laser therapy can be used when you want or need a drug free procedure to control pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when you want to quickly heal from injuries.

Treatment with the Erchonia Laser is painless consisting of several brief sessions, lasting a couple of minutes to about five minutes per whole body part on average. Stated in another way, each area is treated with the laser for about 1.5 minutes. Roughly 3 to 4 areas make up a whole body part. You should not feel anything during treatment. Only a very small number of patients have ever reported feeling anything during therapy (about 3%). Of those, they only report feeling of slight warmth or slight stimulation of nerves, nothing discomforting at all.

You may be one of the 75 to 80% of patients who feel improvement immediately after (and sometimes during) treatment. Many people feel the effects immediately but for chronic conditions, especially if you’ve had them for a long time, it may take a few treatments.

Treatment with the Erchonia PL Touch cold laser is designed to temporarily relieve pain associated with the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Migraine headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis/heel spurs, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, low back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, post-surgical pain (including total knee or hip replacements, spine surgeries, and rotator cuff repairs), TMJ, Fibromyalgia and more.

The low-level laser therapy was first cleared by the FDA in 2002 for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment, based on research conducted at General Motors in 1995.

Some of the benefits of low level Cold Laser therapy are:

  • Reduced Pain – Many people can experience significant improvement after one treatment. Most conditions require 3-10 treatments for maximal alleviation of symptoms. Chronic conditions may require more. Pain reduction is achieved by increasing the level of endorphins in human tissue, as well as normalizing the action potential of the involved nerves to -70mV (normal) from a hyper excitatory state.
  • Less Inflammation and Faster Tissue Healing – Acute inflammatory conditions respond almost immediately to Laser treatment:
  • The lymphatic system is stimulated to help remove waste products and cellular debris from the site of tissue impairment.
  • NO (nitric oxide), histamine and serotonin production are stimulated to produce a non-thermal vasodilatory response, improving circulation in the injured tissues.
  • Angiogenesis (creation of new capillaries) is promoted which increases the rate of healing as circulation is improved.

Avoiding re-injury to the treatment area is critical to promote proper healing and avoid the return of pain.

  • Increased Tissue Strength – Low level Cold Laser increases both collagen and fibroblast activity.

Professional athletes are using this therapy to heal injuries faster. Laser treated tissues are stronger after recovery than with natural healing alone.

Treatments are tiered according to severity or acuity of condition. Your Doctor will advise you accordingly. The PL Touch Cold Laser treatments are priced as follows: $25 for 2-15 minutes, $50 for 16-30 minutes.

Some common conditions and treatment time frames to help you determine approximate cost are listed below. Remember, your condition may respond differently to these recommended parameters.

Common Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

10 min

8-10 visits

Migraine Headaches

15 min

3-5 visits

Shoulder Pain

18-24 min

5-8 visits

Neck Pain/DJD

12-20 min

8-10 visits

Low Back Pain/HNP

22-30 min

8-10 visits

Sciatica/ Radiculopathy

24-30 min

8-10 visits

Hamstring Strain/Tear

15-18 min

8-10 visits

Knee Pain/ OA

6-15 min

5-8 visits

Heel Spur

8-10 min

3-5 visits

Plantar Fasciitis

8-10 min

5-8 visits

Bells Palsy

6-10 min

8-10 visits

TMJ Pain

6-10 min

5-8 visits

Ankle Sprain

6-10 min

5-8 visits

Tennis Elbow

8-10 min

5-8 visits

This revolutionary new treatment utilizes photons of light to augment the body’s natural healing abilities. This laser falls under the category of a “low level laser” and emits non-visible light that has no heating or cutting properties. Treatment is completely painless and provides true healing power.


The Erchonia PL Touch Laser is a painless, noninvasive and has demonstrated significant benefits for patients including:

  • Reduces pain quickly
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Drug free
  • Increase strength of healed tissue making it less likely to be re-injured.
  • Completely safe
  • Used on a wide variety of ailments from muscle tears to migraines
  • Increased flexibility

How Quickly Will I See Results?

Approximately 70%-80% of our patients see results immediately following the first treatment. Treatments usually last 6-15 minutes and most people will see excellent results after 6-12 sessions. Usually the more chronic or severe the condition the longer it will take to heal completely.

Be Wary of…

Clinics that are offering lasers other than the Erchonia cold laser. Most of them are not FDA approved and are either too weak or could be dangerous.


The cost ranges from $0-$50 per treatment depending on third party payment.

What is Laser Light Therapy?

The Erchonia Cold Laser is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment used for acute and chronic pain relief. It has been effective in treating a variety of muscle, joint, tendon and nerve pain related to injuries (shoulder, back, neck, knee), Bursitis/Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Heel Spur/Plantar Fasciitis, Migraines, Fractures, Wounds, some Neurological conditions, and much more! Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster, and also reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions.

How does Laser Light Heal?

A low level laser supplies energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photos of light (photons). When these photons penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This in turn promotes decreased inflammation, increased tissue and bone repair, stimulates nerve function, and promotes faster wound healing and clot formation. This produces a quicker healing process overall, and gets you back to your normal activities in much less time.

Benefits of Laser Light Therapy:

  • FDA cleared Laser Therapy
  • Increases your body’s own healing process
  • 75%-80% of people report immediate results
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Decreases pain
  • Increases tissue and bone repair
  • Enhances nerve regeneration
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Non-invasive and Drug free
  • Faster wound healing

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