Low Level Laser or Cold Laser Therapy is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Unlike hot lasers, which are used for surgical purposes, cold lasers are strictly used for healing purposes.
Erchonia Low Level Laser Therapy is a universal method of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, neurological dysfunction or skin damage, and skin tissue with one simple piece of equipment. This form of treatment is a major advantage for athletes due to the neurological applications and the extremely fast results that can be achieved.
Low Level Laser Therapy is popularly used for:
- Soft Tissue Injuries- Sprains, Strains, Hematomas, Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis, Capsulitis, Bursitis.
- Chronic Back and Neck Pain
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Acute and Chronic Joint Problems- Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ligament and Tendon Injuries, Chrondomalacial Patella
- Reduction of Inflammation
- Wound Management- Open Wounds, Pressure Sores, Post-surgical healing, Ulcers, Diabetic ulcerations, Burns
- Dermatological Conditions- Eczema, Acne Vulgaris, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Herpes, Shingles, Dermatitis
- Fractures- Non-union, Small bone
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Brachial Neuralgia
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shouler
- Carpal Tunnel
- Strep Throat
What To Expect During Your Cold Laser Treatment
During cold laser treatment of the tissue with the 635nm laser, an interaction between cells and photons takes place—a photochemical reaction. Photons from the laser affect the tissue at the cellular level. The cold laser enters the tissue, alters the cell membrane permeability, and at the cellular level is absorbed in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the “Powerhouse” of the cells and make ATP (energy), which is needed for the life enhancement process of every cell, which facilitates:
- Rapid cell growth– The laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Faster wound healing– The laser stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. The reduction in recovery time is an important consideration.
- Increased metabolic activity– Helps the body increase output of specific enzymes; greater laser induces oxygen to blood cells and more effective immune response.
- Reduced fibrous tissue formation– The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or following surgery.
- Anti-inflammatory action– The laser reduces the swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give improved joint mobility.
- Increased vascular activity– The laser stimulates lymph and blood circulation, to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation.
- Stimulated nerve function– Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or nub areas. Laser will speed to process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life. Laser also increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
Research has shown that the cells of your body actually communicate with each other through coherent light (laser). With the Erchonia Medical Laser there are specific pulsations (hertz) that can be programmed with the laser frequency allowing the practitioner to talk “cell talk” with the body. Specific pulsations have been shown to create different physiological responses of the cell. This is extremely important when working with a variety of injury and disease conditions to promote healing. The metabolism of injured and diseased tissue is decreased and the laser creates an increase in metabolism and cell communication immediately.
Call us today to learn how Low Level Laser Therapy can be used in your injury recovery program