Does Cold Laser Work?
We cannot verify the benefit of all types of cold laser, but through testimonial after testimonial of results from our Erchonia PL5000 Laser, we KNOW that this laser works!
Here are some examples of people who have been helped by Dr Shaw using this wonderful laser (along with Chiropractic Adjustments of course):
70 Year Old Female w/ Chronic Hip Pain and Instability
While in the public clinic at Parker University- College of Chiropractic, I started to care for a particular patient who only liked to be adjusted with the Activator Technique and I was one of the few students that went for additional training on the Activator at the time and I got to be the lucky intern to take care of her. When I started with her she was coming in 2-3 times per week due to her chronic hip pain. As I was treating her, I learned that she responded really well with the Erchonia Laser. She also reported that the laser helped her reduce pain from her Rheumatoid Arthritis, eliminated her toenail fungus, and helped her in many different ways. Under care using Advanced Activator protocols and using the laser she got down to coming in once every two weeks. During the time I was treating her, she would come into the clinic with a walker, a cane, or on bad days a wheelchair. If she was walking it would take her a long time to get down the hall, and you could tell from the way she walked that her hip was in horrible pain. After treatment, she would usually dance out of the clinic dragging whatever crutch she used when she came in behind her. One of the biggest changes I saw in one treatment I absolutely attribute to the Erchonia Cold Laser. I was working with her on balance exercises having her stand on one foot while trying to balance on her bad leg. At the same time I was using the laser on her hands/wrists to help her with her RA pain. I noticed she was really wobbly so while I treated her hands I angled the rest of the beam on the hip of the leg she was standing on. Even though the laser had to pass through clothing, she IMMEDIATELY regained her balance and was able to hold that position without further wobbling. Before then I “thought” the laser was beneficial, after that I knew it was.
14 Year Old Female w/ Low Back Pain and Stiffness Following a Car Accident
I had been treating my patient with for a while and had got her to the active therapy stage where I was helping her to strengthen her core muscles and also to stretch the tight muscles. She was doing an exercise where she was flat on her back with her knees and hips bent at 90 degrees with an exercise ball under her legs (as if she were sitting on the ball but laying down). Her instructions were to rotate both legs and the ball as far as she could without her opposite shoulder coming off the ground. I was watching as was her mother as she tried to go both directions. Going to the left she was able to get about an 80 degree rotation. Going to the right she could only make it about 10 degrees and then her back was to tight to go further. I was curious what would happen and I grabbed my laser. I shined the laser across her left abdominal obliques (through her clothing) that were so tight. Within 5 seconds the tightness released and she was able to match the same 80 degree rotation both directions.
38 Year Old Male w/ Numb Tongue Following Dental Procedure
This patient is actually a family member who lives up in Idaho. Back in the middle of October 2014 he went into the dentist to have cavities filled. The dentist worked on his lower left jaw and needed to do the standard nerve block on the area since several teeth were involved. Usually the anesthesia should wear off after a few hours. It wore off on the jaw but his tongue stayed numb on the left side and he could not taste his food properly. He waited a few days-nothing, a week- no change, after that week he called the dentist’s office and was told that it happens from time to time, that they didn’t do anything wrong and eventually it might come back. He first talked to me about it mid December and I told him he should find someone with the laser to help him. He was not able to and so when we went up to visit for Christmas, I took my laser. I treated him one night and the next morning he said his tongue felt a little tingly. I treated him again and tingling increased. It was about couple months later before I was able to treat him again. During that time he reported more and more feeling in his tongue and was getting his taste back. After the last treatment he returned completely back to normal. To some it might seem like a coincidence or that the dentist was right and it would come back eventually. Both he and I know that he started getting quick results when he was treated with the laser.
82 Year Old Male w/ Rapidly Progressing Macular Degeneration
This patient started seeing me for normal aches and pains and because his wife was starting to get good results under my care. I started working with him and then he and his wife started telling me how concerned they were about his eyesight. He was going into the eye doctor every other week to get his sight checked because the macular degeneration was progressing so rapidly. I talked with him about cold laser therapy and we decided to try it and see if it would help. I treated the top and back of his head and then would treat over his tightly closed and protected eyes with only a few quick little flicks across the eye area and no prolonged exposure. Around this same time his daughter was also having him use some doTERRA essential oils around his eyes. The combination of the two treatments stopped the progress of his macular degeneration and his eyesight even started to come back and improve. His eye doctor was shocked and he we given times farther and farther apart to go in for his checkups.