Cold Laser Therapy

Safe and effective treatment which promotes healing, particularly in joints, muscles, contusions, tendonitis, and bursitis.

Conditions That Can Benefit from Laser Therapy:

Research has demonstrated that laser therapy can be used to effectively treat many conditions. Simulating the body’s natural repair processes using the healing nature of light has been proven particularly effective for certain conditions including:

  • Arthritis/ rheumatism
  • Tendonitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Repetitive stress Injuries (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck and Lower back pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, Strains and Sprains
  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Disc problems

Photo Chemistry of Light:

  1. LIGHT (Photons) Applied to Tissue
  2. Absorption in the Mitochondria and Cell Membrane by Chromophores (cytochromes, porphyrins, flavins, and other opsins or chromophores)
  3. Elevation of ATP synthesis (Ca²+ and the respiratory chain invoved); Formation of low amounts of ROS (hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide, etc.)
  4. DNA & RNA synthesis; protein synthesis; Mitosis and cell profileration

Tissure Repair / Pain Relieft:

Some of the unique healing effects of Laser therapy Include:

  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Improved localized blood circulation
  • Development of collagen and muscle tissue
  • Relief from acute and chronic pain
  • Reduced localized inflammation and edema
  • Stimulation for wound healing and tissue repair
  • Stimulation of the immune system
  • Stimulation of nerve function

How are laser therapy treatments administered?

Laser/phototherapy devices are positioned directly on the skin with gentle pressure applied. Generally there is no discomfort or sensation associated with treatment. Various areas may be treated including:

  • Directly over the lesion or site of injury
  • Muscle insertion
  • Relevant trigger points or tender points
  • Nerve root or superficial nerve trucks
  • Acupuncture points

What is low level laser therapy?

There are two types of medical lasers: high power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue. Low-level lasers, on the other hand, are used to stimulate tissue repair through the process of bio-stimulation. The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The theory was first described by Albert Einstein (1879-1955) who paved the way for the development of the therapeutic laser. The first low-level therapeutic laser was developed in 1962. By the end of the 1960’s, Endra Mester in Hungary was reporting an Improved healing wounds through laser radiation. Since then, scientists and doctors around the world have been using laser light to treat conditions which can affect all age groups.

Low level laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low level therapy uses cold (subthermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body’s cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate; and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The energy range of low level laser light lies between 1 and 500 mW (milliwatts), while for surgical lasers the energy range lies between 3000 and 10000 W.

For additional information contact us at (201) 330-7575.