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Therapeutic Laser


When a cell divides in a process called mitosis, light is given off at a rate of 635 nanometers. This is referred as the spark of life.

Therapeutic Light Laser Therapy is a treatment that uses 635nm and infrared 808nm to treat chronic and acute pain of the back, neck, muscles, and joints associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, and neuropathy. It also helps achilles tendon pain, migraine headaches, sprains and strains, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Therapeutic laser therapy also treats inflammatory and scarring conditions.

The photons of laser light penetrate through your skin and are absorbed by special components in your body’s cells called chromophores. Just as photosynthesis creates energy for plants, the absorption of the photons by your cells causes increased production of cellular energy. In areas of injury or damage, this means there is more energy available to improve the rate and quality of healing. This is called biostimulation.

Because of its biostimulatory nature, laser therapy has the potential to help any scenario where the body’s cells are not working to their optimum potential. Studies on tissue cultures reveal a wide range of beneficial physiological effects, including increased levels of endorphins, prostaglandins and other components. Furthermore, laser therapy reduces levels of harmful compounds including C-reactive protein and interleukin-1, and assists with pain reduction through a variety of mechanisms; while increasing the rate and quality of tissue healing.
It provides an unmatched advantage in the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Tinnitus
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Lower Back and Neck pain
  • Disc Bulging and Herniation
  • Knee and Foot Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis, Muscle Spasm
  • Relief of Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, Including Sprains and Strains, Tendonitis and Hematomas
  • Joint Disorders and Conditions, Including Arthritis, and Tenosynovitis
  • Chronic pain, including Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Decreased Inflammation
  • Pain reduction
  • Increased Blood Supply
  • Increased Oxygen Supply
  • Accelerated Soft Tissue Repair
  • Reduced Scar Tissue Formation
  • Increased Cell Activity
  • Faster Wound Healing
  • Improved Nerve Function
  • New Bone Formation
  • New Nerve Formation
  • New Artery Formation

References:
Successful Management of Female Office Workers With "Repetitive Stress Injury" or "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" By A New Treatment Modality-Application Of Low Level Laser. E. Wong, G.Lee, J. Zucherman and D.T. Mason, Western Heart Institute and St. Mary’s Spine Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA USA, and Head and Neck Pain Center, Honolulu, HI, USA. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol. 33, No4, 1995.

Treatment Of Chronic Neck And Shoulder Pain With 635NM Low Level Laser Therapy. A Randomized, Multi-Center, Double Blind, Clinical Study On 100 Patients. Kevin Slatter MD, Richard Amy DC.

The Biological Effects Of Laser Therapy And Other Physical Modalities On Connective Tissue Repair Processes. Chukuka S. Enwemmeka, P.T., Ph.D., FACSM, G. Kesava Reddy, Ph.D., Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 66160-7601, USA. Laser Therapy Vol. 12, Special Millennium Edition, 2000.

Photobiostimulation As A Function Of Different Wavelength. Rachel Lubar, Ph.D., Harry Friedman and Ronit Lavie, Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel. Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel. Laser Therapy Vol. 12 Special Millennium Edition, 2000.

Low-Energy Laser Therapy As Quantum Medicine. Jacek B. Glazewski, M.D., Rheumatology, Internal Diseases, 62-800 Kaisz ul Szewska 10, 6280 Zbiersk 246, 39 Laser Therapy Vol. 12 Special Millennium Edition, 2000.

Laser Photons And Pharmacological Treatments In Wound Healing. Farouk A.H. Al-Wat ban, MSc, Ph.D., and Bernard L. Andres, MT(AMT), Laser Medicine Research Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, Kin Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3 Laser Therapy Vol. 12 Special Millennium Edition, 2000.

Laser Physics Element To Consider For Low Laser Therapy. Mihail Lucian Pascu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, OP.O.MG 36, Bucharest, Laser Therapy Vol. 13 Special Millennium Edition, 2004 pg.114.

The Effect Of A Combined HeNe And I.R. Laser Treatment On The Regeneration Of The Lymphatic System During The Process Of Wound Healing. P.C. Lievens, Vrije Universiteit Burssel, Laarbeeklaan 103,1090 Brussel, Belgium, Laser in Medical Science, Vol. 6"193, 1991.

Watts A Joule: On The Importance Of Accurate And Correct Reporting Of Laser Parameters In Low Reactive Level Laser Therapy And Photobioactivation Research. R. Glen Calderhead, International Medical Laser Information Service, Tochigi, Japan.

Mechanisms Of The Analgesic Effect Of Therapeutic Lasers In Vivo. L. Navratil and I. Dylevsky, Outpatient Department of Radiology, Institute of Biophysics, First Medical Faculty, and Department of Functional Anatomy, Second Medical Faculty and Faculty of Physical Education, Charles University, Prague, Cezch Republic.

Effectiveness Of Low Level Laser Therapy in Temporomandibular Disorder. Kulekcioglu, S.; Sivrioglu, K.; Ozcan, O.; Parkak, M., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludag University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey, Scand J. Rheumatology, Vol. 32, pg. 114-8, 2003. Nakashima T, Ueda H, Misana H, et al.

Transmeatal low-power laser irradiation for tinnitus. Otol Neurotol. 2002 23(3):296-300

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