What Is Low Level Laser Light Therapy?
Most commonly called cold laser therapy, our Laser therapy is an FDA-approved technique that uses targeted beams of light to stimulate injured muscle, joint, tendon, and nerve tissues. These beams of light, or photons, can penetrate 2 inches into the body, where they stimulate and energize cells in injured tissues so that they can repair themselves. Not only is this process faster than the body’s normal healing rate, it also results in stronger tissues because the laser stimulates collagen production. Plus, as the laser reduces inflammation, it also reduces pain. Provided that you do not re-injure the area, the pain should be gone for good after a few sessions.
What Conditions Does Laser Light Therapy Heal?
Our laser therapy helps improve a variety of conditions:
- Inflammatory Conditions: Bursitis, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches / Migraines
- TMJ / Jaw Pain
- Scars / Surgical Incisions
- Joint, Muscle, Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- And much much more!
How Does Laser Light Therapy Work?
Low-level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s multiple layers. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effective through-out the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Laser therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years, with no reported long-term or irreversible side effects. Our Laser has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other joint and muscle problems. It has successfully treated chronic and acute pain, wounds and a variety of different conditions.
- Q: What is the low-laser doing?
- A: Low-Level Laser Therapy restores health by removing the underlying causes of ill-health by decreasing inflammation, increasing oxygen and blood flow, promoting muscle calcium uptake, and increasing neurotransmitter release.
- Q: How does low-level laser therapy strengthen muscles?
- A: Low-Level laser light increases cell energy by stimulating the cell energy center, the mitochondria, to generate energy the nerves use to strengthen the muscles.
- Q: Why can’t I feel anything during a low-level laser treatment?
- A: You won’t feel the low-level laser light because it doesn’t create heat or vibrate the tissue because of its low power. After low-level laser treatments people often experience less pain, more strength, and better joint movement.
- Q: What are additional benefits of low level laser therapy?
- A: Additional benefits of low level laser therapy include increased protein production, healthy cell growth, wound healing, circulation, tissue regeneration, and immunity.
- Q: Why not use a laser pointer?
- A: A laser pointer, though an actual laser with perhaps the correct wavelength, doesn’t have enough energy to create a therapeutic effect.
- Q: How long does a laser treatment last?
- A: Clinical studies show that positive laser results can be immediate and last many weeks or more but like many therapies laser may require several treatments to effectively resolve the underlining causes of pain and loss of function.
- Q: Why not just treat the point of pain?
- A: Fastest healing occurs when both the point of pain and nerves associated with the point of pain are treated simultaneously.
- Q: How does the low-laser work?
- A: Laser light passes through the skin and stimulates the cells energy production center, called the mitochondria, creating more energy, better call communication, improved tissue growth, enhanced cell nutrition, and extended cell life.
- Q: How can low-level laser therapy penetrate through clothing?
- A: Low-level lasers emit 45 billion light particles, called photons, every second, and, even though clothing restricts laser light from reaching the skin to some degree enough photons pass through the clothing to create a therapeutic effect.
- Q: How can a beneficial low-level laser response occur in a matter of a few seconds?
- A: Low-level laser light stimulates cell receptors to increase cell energy production and anytime one cell is stimulated to create energy many other cells will also be stimulated to produce more energy.
- Q: Why aren’t other doctors using this technology?
- A: In 1998 the Erchonia Corporation designed the first line-generated “laser light” source that enabled doctors to treat over a larger surface area. Although this innovative approach to care is highly effective the science of how it works is relatively new and presently not taught within a majority of health care institutions.
- Q: How far does the low-level laser penetrate?
- A: Laser light doesn’t need to penetrate to the injury site to restore health as once the laser light stimulates the original receptors the receptors stimulate non-lasered cells triggering healing responses at the injury site.
- Q: When do you use the low-level laser?
- A: Immediately after a new injury to speed healing by preventing muscle weakness, restoring joint and stopping further injury. Low-level laser should also be used with chronic injuries to reduce pain, improve muscle strength, and increase joint movement.
- Q: Why not receive just one treatment?
- A: Although the literature supports that one treatment of low-level laser therapy can generate a significant improvement in pain, strength, and joint movement long-term pain relief often multiple treatments.