Cold Laser Therapy
Our FDA cleared treatment is the only pain relief device on the market that combines two proven therapies: Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT or Cold Laser) and micro-current electrical stimulation, which promote the body’s natural healing process at the cellular level. The device is a safe alternative to medication or surgery and can eliminate the need for costly prescriptions. It is painless. The treatment is proven to be 93% effective in relieving pain.
The best way to find relief from pain and inflammation is to stimulate the cell’s natural ability to repair and heal itself. To do this, the cell must produce ATP, the primary energy molecule of the cell. Here is how Our Laser facilitates this process:
Micro-Current Electrical Stimulation
Injured cells take on a positive charge, which differs from the surrounding negative charge of the healthy cells. Non-injured cells will try to restore normal electrical function, but the body’s electrical system is subject to the laws of electricity which dictate that electricity takes the path of least resistance–which is around the injured tissue. Studies have shown that delivering micro-current e-stim to the injured area accelerates ATP production, protein synthesis, increases vasodilation and membrane transport in the cells. The tissue is therefore able to repair and heal as well as remove toxins from the cell. The Low Level Laser Therapy delivers the ‘spark’ that is needed to help the cell normalize all functions.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
The low level laser, or cold laser, of our delivers photonic (light) energy to the cell. This energy is absorbed by the cell and causes an increase in the production of ATP. The increased levels of the energy molecule (300% to 500%) allows for the normalization of the cell function, pain relief, and healing. The cells are also now able to communicate with one another: damaged cells absorb energy from the laser and create new enzymes that allow for the healing and relief of pain; damaged adjacent cells are affected by the enzymes, and then, in turn, produce more of the same bio-chemical reaction which lets those cells begin to normalize and relieve pain as well. This is called a ‘signaling cascade.’
If you are a Health Care professional looking to add this therapy to your practice, please call and speak to Dr. Kendall.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), uses light to treat various conditions. Unlike other types of laser light, cold laser therapy does not produce heat or vibration in the parts of the body being treated.
Many therapists, including chiropractors and physical therapists, use cold laser therapy to treat conditions such as joint disorders, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
During treatment, the light source for the cold laser therapy is pressed against the skin. The light passes through the skin to reach the tissue that is being treated. Unlike surgical lasers, cold laser therapy does not cut the skin.
Doctors do not know exactly how cold laser therapy works. It is thought that as the body’s tissues absorb the light, it is converted into another type of energy. This may stimulate the natural healing process in the cells.
It also increases the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in the body outside the blood vessels) in the area being treated.
The treatments are painless, and you will be awake during the entire session. Afterwards, you will be able to return to your regular activities immediately.
You may require more than one treatment to receive the full benefits. Some people may also need two to four treatments per week. The total number of treatments depends upon the problem being addressed and how severe it is.
Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy
Chiropractors use cold laser therapy to treat many different conditions, such as:
Pain. This treatment works for pain caused by injury, aging or genetic problems.
Wounds. Cold laser therapy may speed up the healing of wounds.
Injuries. Certain injuries that involve the muscles and bones may benefit from this type of therapy.
Inflammation. Cold laser therapy opens up the blood and lymph vessels. This may reduce swelling and speed up the healing process.
Bruises. Increased flow of blood and lymph may help bruises heal faster.
Sports injuries. Many athletes undergo cold laser therapy to help them recover from sports injuries, including muscle strains, pulled hamstring and plantar fasciitis.