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Healing after an injury can be a time-consuming process, especially when you’re struggling against a long-lasting complaint that has thus far been impervious to other therapies. If you’re seeking a new and progressive way to target pain and facilitation healing, cold laser therapy may be the answer your body deserves.

Cold laser therapy, or low-level laser therapy, is a treatment that employs waves of light to target tissue and facilitate cell regeneration and regrowth. Appropriate for both acute and chronic conditions, this unique method of rehabilitation can eliminate pain and swelling while reducing spasms for enhanced functionality and comfort.


Cold laser therapy is a new and innovative approach to stimulating the nerves and cells deep within the skin. An easy-to-use and pain-free handheld device, the cold laser is placed directly over the injured area for a period of 30 seconds to a minute or more, depending on the dosage prescribed and the location of the treatment.

While the laser is in use, non-thermal photons of light are transmitted through the layers of skin, including the dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous tissue layer beneath the surface of the skin, to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters deep.

This light then works with light-sensitive elements within the cell in a manner similar to photosynthesis in plants, harnessing the energy available to use in promoting growth. This jumpstart can result in a healing process in injured or damaged tissue as intracellular metabolism increases, helping patients to recover faster.


As a laser-based, non-surgical treatment, cold laser therapy offers many benefits to patients in need, including:

  • A non-invasive procedure that requires no incisions or pain management tactics
  • Outpatient procedure — patients can return to normal life immediately following a treatment
  • Instant recovery, with no effect on daily tasks, fitness, or employment
  • No medications or supplementation required
  • No serious side effects when performed by a trained physician

However, cold laser rehabilitation is not right for everyone. Results aren’t common from a single session; instead, patients often require 5 to 30 treatments to see full healing, although this can vary based on the severity of a patient’s condition. As cold laser therapy is a new procedure, Medicaid, Medicare, and some private insurance options do not often cover cold laser therapies, resulting in higher out-of-pocket expenses for treatment.


If you are interested in cold laser therapy, the Progressive Health and Rehab team in Gahanna and Columbus, OH, is happy to help you review your options. Based on your unique medical situation, we can review available treatments, the pros and cons, and even the ins and outs of your insurance coverage.

Please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation!