Cold Laser Therapy Contraindications
Direct Irradiation Of The Eyes
Class 1M lasers are potentially harmful to the retina – though retinal damage is highly unlikely. Safety goggles must, however, be worn by both patient and practitioner.
Laser is contra-indicated for use over the pregnant uterus. It may be used on the pregnant woman as an adjunct to the other modalities being used for the treatment of back pain or other complaints.
Do not use laser over any known primary or secondary lesions. Laser treatment may be given for pain relief during the terminal stages of the illness – we recommend this be done only with the full consent of both patient and consultant involved.
Thyroid and Pancreas
Laser should not be used over the thyroid and pancreas
It is conceivable that laser-mediated vasodilation may worsen the hemorrhage.
Immune Suppressant Drugs
Laser Therapy is contra-indicated for patients on these drugs
Treatment Over Sympathetic Ganglia, The Vagus Nerves & Cardiac Region In Patients With Heart Disease
Tattos ( metal in ink)
Practitioner Additional Links
Recommended Lasers for Practitoner Use