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HVP November 2017

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Page 12 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 Cold laser for chronic pain If you are looking for a painless, drug-free, non-invasive treatment for your pain or neurological condition, cold laser could be the right choice for you. Dr. John Hannigan, chiropractor and head of the private practice Hannigan Chiropractic, P.C. since 1983, explains that cold laser is a low-level, infrared laser that can penetrate the skin to about 5 centimeters. This is the deepest possible penetration. The list of ailments that can be treated with cold laser may seem "too good to be true." Dr. Hannigan lists back pain, carpal tunnel, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines and tendonitis as just a few of the things that have been successfully treated with cold laser. Despite the name, cold lasers aren't actually cool in temperature. Dr. Hannigan says, "Cold laser gets its name from the fact that the laser light is in the infrared or cool end of the light spectrum as opposed to ultraviolet which is at the warm end of the light spectrum and often used for surgery." While anyone can benefit from cold laser, its pain and drug-free nature make it especially beneficial for certain patients. "Some people who have been injured, perhaps a whiplash injury, cannot tolerate, due to pain levels, chiropractic or physical therapy treatments. Laser therapy is ideally suited for them," says Dr. Hannigan. "It is also very useful in situations where the patient cannot take pain medication or there are narcotic addiction concerns." Each patient is different, but Dr. Hannigan predicts that most conditions will require between 5 and 10, 5 to 12 minute treatments. "Many people report pain reduction and feeling better following even the first treat- ment," Dr. Hannigan assures. health & llness Dr. Hannigan uses cold laser to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling and healing time in patients. Bringing Hudson Valley families home. 845.256.8868 STEVENS REALTY GROUP e. Got a Creative Kid that you want to see on our cover? To Enter: Visit and share a video, photo or written paragraph that explains how your child exemplifi es creativity! Sponsored by Did your child • Learn to paint over the summer? • Start her own fashion line? • Design his own 3D airplane?

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