Cold Laser Therapy

What Is Laser Therapy?

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aser therapy or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelength of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser therapy has been widely used in Europe by physical therapists and nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy being used extensively in United States. There are thousands of published studies demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates the healing process and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV laser therapy can provide dramatic results, is not addictive, and virtually free of side effects.

The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6 while chronic conditions may require more visits. While some patients may experience significant pain relief very quickly – it is important to follow through with care in order to benefit from the biostimulative properties of therapeutic laser light.

Mechanism of Treatment

During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damage area.this creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved. During laser therapy infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Numerous Studies Support the Use of Laser Therapy For:

  • Tendonipathies
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Repetative Stress Injuries
  • Chondromalacia Patellae
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Herepes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Deep Edema / Congestion
  • Sports Injuries
  • Auto & Work Related Injuries

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Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

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