COLD LASER THERAPY: TakING Aim at Chronic Pain

Dr. Shari Ough is a trained Erchonia Cold Laser Therapy Practitioner.

Cold lasers from Erchonia offer a new clinically proven treatment option that is safe, effective and cleared by the FDA for the treatment of chronic neck pain, post-operative pain, shoulder pain, and heel pain related to plantar fasciitis.

Cold laser therapy is non-invasive, pain free, with no side effects.

After decades of experience as a hands-on clinician, I have created a practice to provide pain relief care, as quickly as possible, applying the most science-based technology and techniques to restore proper function and reduce pain and inflammation." Dr. Shari Ough


Cold laser, or low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as, acute and chronic pain, body-contouring, acne and appearance of cellulite. Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor; based upon its molecular design, will bind to that receptor. Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place. A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular color of light. During a laser treatment, the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow. Nothing Heals Faster®




The Erchonia XLR8 handheld laser uses low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to alter cellular functions and provide noticeable pain relief. Similar to photosynthesis in plants, LLLT has a photochemical effect that naturally reduces oxidative stress and increases the production of ATP.

New medical uses for LLLT are being researched every day, and more scientific and medical professionals are recognizing the treatment's many advantages. With a boom in research and popularity, the potential for LLLT in pain relief treatment is limitless.

Unlike drugs — which often have adverse side effects and can potentially become addictive — or traditional pain relief surgery — which frequently involves anesthesia, pain and scarring — the XLR8 laser's cold laser technology offers pain relief treatment with no side effects, scarring, burning or downtime. Patients have a safer, more pleasant experience while still seeing significant symptom relief.

With 15 total FDA clearances, no laser is more trusted.

Erchonia XLR8 handheld laser


Discover Laser Therapy and Take Fewer Prescription Drugs for Pain

To talk to Dr. Ough about the benefits of using cold laser therapy to treat your chronic pain, click here or call 510/527-7443.