What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Category: Procedures

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The term cold laser refers to the use of low-intensity or low levels of laser light. Proponents claim that cold laser therapy can reduce pain and inflammation. Cold laser treatment is thought to help some types of pain, inflammation, and wound healing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 2
Falling at home due to weakness in legs 1 1
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Male pattern baldness 1 1
Sciatic nerve pain 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cold Laser Therapy

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4
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