The following biological and physiological effects have been demonstrated by laser therapy. Here are 10 quick facts.

1. CELL GROWTH AND ACCELERATED TISSUE REPAIR

Lasers emit photons of light that penetrate tissue to accelerate cell growth and reproduction. Laser therapy can increase the energy available to cells so that they can work more efficiently and get rid of unwanted products faster. Laser light can speed up the healing process of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other cells.

2. FASTER WOUND HEALING

Laser light stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen production. Collagen is the basic building block for tissue repair and healing. Laser therapy speeds up healing by increasing fibroblast activity.

3. REDUCED FIBROUS TISSUE FORMATION

Low-level laser therapy reduces scar tissue formation. Scar tissue can cause chronic pain and slow healing. Painful scarring and chronic pain can be reduced by reducing excess scar tissue and encouraging proper collage creation.

4. ANTI-INFLAMMATION

Laser therapy can cause vasodilatation or increase blood flow. Laser therapy also increases lymphatic drainage, which helps to reduce swelling and edema. Laser therapy speeds up the healing process and reduces inflammation or bruising.

5. PAIN RELIEF

K Laser therapy reduces pain by blocking brain pain signals. Some nerve cells send signals to the mind when they sense pain. Overstimulating this protective mechanism can cause chronic pain and nerve sensitivity. It also decreases pain sensation by decreasing inflammation and edema. Laser therapy increases endorphins as well as enkephalins. These substances block pain signals and reduce pain sensation. Laser therapy reduces pain signals by increasing mechanisms that decrease them.

6. INCREASED BLOOD FLOW

Increased blood flow in the body means greater healing. Blood transports nutrients and building blocks to tissue and carries away waste products. Laser therapy can increase the formation of blood vessels and capillaries in damaged tissue. The body’s ability to heal and repair are enhanced by increased blood flow and blood vessels.

7. INCREASED REPAIR & REGENERATION

Laser therapy boosts enzyme activity, which improves metabolic activity and affects cell repair. To speed up healing, the enzymes are switched on “high”.

8. REPAIR AND NERVE FUNCTION

Nerves may heal slowly or take a long time to heal. Lasers can speed up this process. The damage to certain nerves can cause numbness, impairment of function, and increased pain. Laser therapy can speed up the amplitudes of action potentials in order to restore nerve function and decrease pain.

9. INCREASED ENERGY PRODUCTION – ATP

To increase cellular ATP production, certain enzymes (chromophores), can be activated. ATP is the fuel cells use to function. It is similar to gasoline. Low levels of ATP can cause injury to cells, which reduces their ability for healing and repair. Cells can work more efficiently and heal faster by increasing ATP levels and gasoline storage. This is especially important for nerve pain.

10. ACUPRESSURE & TRIGGER POINTS

Low-level Laser Therapy Cornelius NC reduces trigger points, stimulates acupuncture points, and decreases joint and muscle pain.

Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatments

Laser therapy is used to treat pain and speed up healing in Europe. Over the past 20 years, FDA has cleared lasers for medical and pain treatment. Lasers are now smaller and more portable than ever before, making them suitable for clinical use. Research has shown that lasers can reduce pain and heal wounds. The newest Class IVK Laser is available to our patients to ease their chronic pain. Combining laser therapy with physical therapy, massage and chiropractic have resulted in remarkable results.

Laser treatments are now more popular due to medical acceptance, technological advancements, and research. Not all lasers offer the same level of treatment. For the past 6 years, we have used a Class III laser and enjoyed its benefits. It was not very effective in terms of its penetration depth, application, and effectiveness.

There are 3 main differences between treatments of CLASS III and IV LASERS.

1. While some lasers are limited to producing one wavelength of therapeutic light, others can produce several wavelengths. Each wavelength has different therapeutic effects. Lasers that produce only one wavelength of light will not be able to provide the same level of therapy as those with multiple wavelengths.

2. Pulses per second – The variation in the time that the laser is on each second. A laser that can change its pulse per second is more effective than a constant rate laser. A flashlight that flickers at different intervals is better than a constant-on light. Lasers are more effective when flickering is enabled.

3. The most important thing is the difference in power between lasers. Joules represent energy units, and watts refer to the laser’s ability to produce Joules per second.

Class III lasers can produce 6 Joules of energy per minute while the K laser can generate over 500 Joules/minute. The laser’s effectiveness and output directly correlate with its energy production. Although a Class III laser can provide therapeutic benefits, it is not as effective as the K Laser.

Four treatment wavelengths are available with the K Laser. These wavelengths can be used to treat specific conditions and increase healing. These programs are specifically designed to maximize treatment efficiency for certain body areas and types of injury.

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19924 Jetton Road Suite 101, Cornelius, NC, 28031, USA
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