Stimulated Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in 'dead' limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
Cold Laser Features
What kinds of injuries can laser treat?
Neuromuscular Skeletal conditions are common in all of us. We can all experience sprains, strains and pain that just won't go away resulting from repetitive strains in our work place or from trauma in our everyday lives. Pain and inflammation are things we've grown to accept as something we probably will just have to live with. Medical practitioners across North America have discovered a modern medical technology that heals injuries safely and effectively on a cellular level. This medical technology is COLD LASER.
The Theralase superpulsed laser system can penetrate up to 4 inches into tissue, to promote cellular regeneration at the source of injury. Laser energy helps to repair damaged cells by accelerating the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Low level laser therapy can treat many conditions and includes but is not limited to the above regions of the body.
What does cold laser do?
Cold laser therapy is an application of red and near infrared light over an injured area to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both chronic and acute pain. Non heat producing or "cold" laser light energy directs light energy to the body's cells without injuring them. Cold laser light dramatically boost the bodies natural healing response.
Since near infrared light waves penetrate the deepest of all the visible light waves, cold laser therapy optimizes the positive healing effects in the body such as:
Relieves acute and chronic pain
Reduces swelling (inflammation)
Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
Aids in generating new and healthy cells and tissue
Relieves acute and chronic pain
Aids in developing collagen and muscle tissue
Stimulates nerve function
Stimulates the immune system
Increases blood supply and the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
Cold Laser Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is cold laser painful?
No. Most people think of lasers in the movies that burn holes or blow up things. That's half correct. In reality, there are two types of medical lasers: High power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue while low-power lasers stimulate tissue repair and healing. Low level lasers do not generate perceivable heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. Most people feel nothing at all while a few may feel a slight tingling during the treatment.
Is this just a temporary fix to my problem?
For most patients, the results from the treatments have been sustainable. While some patientes get immediate results, others usually require 6-12 treatments before there is a lasting effect. Since each person's condition varies in severity, the doctor will determine after reviewing your condition if laser treatment may benefit you.
Has Laser Therapy been proven?
There are more than 2,500 scientific research studies on laser therapy. These reports verify the clinical value of laser therapy.
How many treatments will I need, and how often will I need them?
A patient usually comes in for a treatment several times a week. If that is not possible, for instance if you live or work far away, then alternate arrangements would be made. The number of treatments can range anywhere from 2-20, depending on the nature and severity of the condition.
How will I know if the laser is working?
Many people will see a reduction in symptoms immediately. Others will experience relief more gradually. An important indicator in planning the treatment regimen will be how soon after laser treatment symptoms improve.
Why Cold Laser Therapy instead of Electrical Stimulation or Ultrasound?
Alternative modalities may relieve pain but do nothing to promote deep healing of damaged tissue. Electrical stimulation is often uncomfortable. It lacks the consistent pain reduction of laser and does not provide the same stimulation of tissue healing. Ultrasound is not as effective at blocking pain as a laser. It can mildly stimulate healing, but studies show that it does this by weakening the tissue, whereas laser actually causes tissue to strengthen.
Does laser have any negative side effects?
Laser therapy does not invoke side effects. In all the clinical trials which can be found in the up-to-date clinical literature no side-effects were ever observed during or after the treatment. Some patients say they feel heat even if they are treated with high power Laser emission. Is Laser Therapy based on thermal effects? The effectiveness of Laser therapy does not depend on thermal effects. The energy is delivered to tissues directly, and not through heat. The heat sensation is an indirect effect, due to the increase in the local circulation of the treated area.
Do I have to have chiropractic care to get laser?
Laser therapy works with or without chiropractic care. Laser can be a beneficial additive to your chiropractic care and be received on the same day as your adjustment; you simply need to budget for more time. You DO NOT have to be a chiropractic patient to receive laser therapy however laser therapy is administered by the chiropractor and his assistant. Call the clinic for time and cost commitments for laser therapy, with OR without chiropractic adjustments.