Reduce pain and experience long-lasting relief with our scientifically proven Laser Therapy treatment. Laser Therapy is an alternative to drugs and surgery to fix chronic and acute pains. It has fast treatment periods and is non-invasive.
Our laser technology heals the cells of tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles so they can repair faster.
A scientifically proven treatment, laser therapy is an alternative to drugs and surgery to fix chronic and acute pains. It has fast treatment periods and is non-invasive. Laser Therapy works with your body’s natural healing abilities helping it heal quicker through the method of photo-bio-stimulation.
Laser Therapy Details
Laser therapy reduces pain and provides long-lasting pain relief without the side effects of most pain medicines. Depending on the severity of the condition, many patients experience long-lasting relief after only a couple of treatments. Laser therapy is especially useful to people who have battled persistent pains and inflammation for months or years due to tissue injuries that have remained un-repaired, or due to diseases. Patients with chronic conditions will experience huge, long-lasting relief usually with only a few treatments.
It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments.
How It Works
How it Works
Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a decrease in both pain and inflammation.
With lasers therapy, treatments are quick, usually 5-10 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, so therapeutic dosages are achieved quickly. For people with packed schedules, patients and clinicians alike, fast and effective treatments are a must.
What does the research say?
There has been an increase in studies on the efficacy of laser therapy within the last decade. Many of which continue to show positive results for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Treatments are typically utilized with other modalities and show better results when done so.
In one literature review done by Cotler et. al studied the use of LLLT on musculoskeletal pain and concluded that “LLLT is beneficial for pain relief and can accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself.”(1)
Another meta-analysis looking at randomized control trials for non-specific chronic low back pain stated there was a moderate quality of evidence in support of positive results when using low-level light therapy. (2)
- Cotler, HB., Chow, RT., Hamblin, MR. Carroll, J. (2015) The Use of Low Level Laser (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain. MOJ Orthop Rheumatol 2(5): 00068. DOI:10.15406/mojor.2015.02.00068
- Glazov, G., Yelland, M., & Emery, J. (2016). Low-level laser therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine, 34(5), 328–341. http://doi.org/10.1136/acupmed-2015-011036
- “Lesson 1: Production of Laser Energy” DJO Global presentation. https://www.djoglobal.com/sites/default/files/Low%20Level%20Laser%20Therapy%20101.pdf
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy works through a process called photobiomodulation. When the laser is turned on it produces a beam that is near an infrared frequency. When it is absorbed by the body’s cells, a cascade of events occurs resulting in an increased production of cellular energy. With increased energy the body is able to better handle inflammation and increase the clearance of damaged cells.
- What it really means? The laser is absorbed by the cell, producing a boost of energy that increases circulation, reduces inflammation and improves healing.
- Reduce inflammation in the targeted area
- Pain relief from the reduction in inflammation
- Enhanced mobility and flexibility of the joints
- Reduced muscle tightness and spasm
- Accelerated recovery times
Contraindications of Treatment
- Eyes- the eyes are a sensitive structure that may be damaged by the infrared beam. Special glasses are used during the duration of the treatments.
- Cancer- Cancer is a fast-growing tumor that will absorb the laser and make the situation worse.
- Directly over a pacemaker- With individuals that have a pacemaker, treatment can still be done as long as the area being treated isn’t directly over the implant.
- Pregnant women- Therapy should not be applied directly to the abdomen or the low back due to the unknown reaction with fetal growth.
- People Caution: with tattoos have to be cautious when getting laser therapy. The ink within tattoos can heat up faster than the typical tissue and increase the risk of a burn. When using the laser on tattooed areas, the protocols will be modified to minimize discomfort.
- Skin sensitivities must be considered when deciding to treat with laser therapy. Some medications may increase patient photosensitivity resulting in an increased risk for burns.