Cold laser increases healing on a cellular cellular level, instead of cutting tissue in the manner of heat lasers, low-level lasers are used to stimulate tissue in the body to promote healing. Using focused light, the laser is applied to areas of the body under treatment. The light penetrates the skin and increases micro circulation to enhance cells and improve regeneration. The result is less pain and improved mobility, is well documented in the research.
Cold laser therapy has many advantages. It is a noninvasive procedure, completely painless, effective treatment for inflammation and pain. Laser therapy also does not involve taking any medications, and many patients prefer to avoid taking medications. Studies have so far found that cold laser therapy does not have serious side effects when used properly by a doctor or trained physical therapist
Immediately after an acute injury, the body undergoes a complex series of reactions designed to stop bleeding and initiate the tissue repair process. This process normally includes edema, inflammation and pain. These reactions are designed to protect the damaged area while the body repairs itself. Laser therapy has shown to reduce inflammation by increasing the amount of vaso-dilating and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as prostaglandin PGI2. It has also shown to reduce Interleukin 1 (IL-1), a pro-inflammation component connected to inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Laser treatments have been shown to stimulate increased levels of beta-endorphins, which are neuropeptides that serve as natural analgesics to reduce pain. The laser helps to reduce pain in that it increases circulation in the involved area which stimulates cellular healing and increases circulation along the injured area.
Accelerate Tissue Repair
To speed tissue repair, laser light affects the mitochondria, the part of the cell responsible for producing adeno-triphosphate (ATP), which is the chemical energy of the cell. Laser light has shown to greatly accelerate the production of ATP, thus speeding up the overall activity of the cell. In cells responsible for repairing tissue — including bone, muscle, ligament, skin and even nerves — this results in an increased rate of repair.
Cold laser is commonly used to treat many injuries including:
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Overuse injuries
- Tennis elbow/golfers elbow
- Muscles injuries
- Neck pain
These explanations are only a sample of a large list of conditions shown to be improved by laser therapy.
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