Has anyone had Cold Laser Therapy for chronic pain issues ? Have only recently found out about it and would love some feedback.
Prolotherapy I know is mentioned elsewhere, but it's amazing that none of the Private Health funds recognise either of these treatments - if NASA use Cold Laser therapy on their astronauts on their return from a space trip to treat lymphodema etc, surely it has some credibility ?
Plus it has been around in one form or another since the early 1900's, was used to treat soldiers on their return from WW2 etc, etc.
I thought we were living in the 21st century !!
I have heard lots of publicity about Cold Laser Therapy, but as yet only found out it is extrememy expensive. I thank you for posting this because there may be somebody in cyberspace who knows more or has given it a try.
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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago#23141by john01
john01 replied the topic: COLD LASER THERAPY.
I think FDA has approved some cold lasers to be used for treatment of lymphoedema.
In terms of costs, it depends on how you define what's expensive and what's cheap.
You run your own business, and you can't work because of back pain after you pulled your back muscles. You don't want to have cold laser treatment simply because it's not covered by Medicare. So you stay home for three weeks until it settles by itself. If your income is $200/day. Three weeks off work costs you $3000.
If you have cold laser therap which helps you return to work in two weeks and costs you $400 (four sessions)(not rebatable), your total loss is reduced to $2400. So you are $600 better off.
You run your own business, and you can't work because of back pain after you pulled your back muscles. You chose physiotherapy because you can get rebates from private health fund. So you stay home for three weeks and have four sessions of physiotherapy. You pay $70 / session and your rebate is $30 (out of pocket $40/session). After three weeks, the pain persists.
If your income is $200/day. Three weeks off work costs you $3000. And the total out of pocket for physio is $160. So the total loss is $3160.
If you have cold laser therap which helps you return to work in two weeks and costs you $400 (not rebatable), you will be $760 ($600 + $160) better off. So, laser is not necessarily more expensive than physio.
I had laser for my back pain a couple months ago. I also had laser for my shoulder recently (I didn't bother to see a physio as I had bad experience)
back pain / bulging disc
90% of pain gone after having both acupuncture and laser therapy while visiting my family in Brisbane (Thanks for the suggestions from the people here)
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