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What is Cold-Laser Therapy?

The word LASER is the name of a device that projects coherent radiation in the visible, ultra-violet, or infra-red part of the electro-magnetic spectrum. It produces photons that are both monochromatic and in-phase. To put it simply, it produces light of one specific color that doesn't scatter. The unique properties of coherence and monochromaticity are the key to why laser light is so effective compared to other kinds of light in pain reduction and healing. Cold laser therapy, also known as phototherapy and low level laser therapy, involves the application of low power laser light to injuries and lesions to speed healing and reduce pain. It is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and give pain relief. Laser therapy has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, especially in chronic problems and in the early stages of acute injuries. Laser therapy is a complete system of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve, and dermal tissues in a non-invasive, drug-free modality.  

How does it work?
LASER light, in the right wavelengths, penetrates into the tissue eliciting photochemical and photo-biological responses. The effect takes place within the mitochondria; the organelle responsible for producing ATP. When light is absorbed it causes a build-up of single oxygen molecules that accelerate the formation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the cells’ energy and fuel source, to 10 times the average rate. Increased ATP production leads to a secondary cascade or reactions: increasing immune response, accelerating the healing process and reducing pain.

Benefits of LLLT to Users
• Relieves acute and chronic pains
• Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
• Increases blood supply
• Stimulates the immune system
• Stimulates nerve function
• Develops collagen and muscle tissue
• Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
• Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
• Reduces inflammation

Ailments Show in Numerous Studies to be Treatable by LLLT and Therapeutic Laser Include:
• Rheumatic pain and rheumatoid arthritis
• Ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation between the vertebrae of the spine and sacroiliac joints)
• Buerger’s disease (inflammation of the arteries, nerves and veins in the legs and arms)
• Osteoarthritis (degeneration of the cartilage that lines joints or formation of osteophytes (bony outgrowths)
• Frozen shoulder
• Radiculopathy (damage to the nerve roots that enter or leave the spinal cord)
• Lumbago (lower back pain)
• Occipital and trigeminal neuralgia (severe pain of the trigeminal nerve)
• Headache and migraine pain
• Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear)
• Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses)
• Fibrositis/Fibromyalgia
• Cervical vertebral syndrome (pain in the neck joints)
• Contusions
• Tennis epicondylitis (inflammation in the tendon that attaches the extensor muscles to the humerus
• Golfer’s elbow (inflammation of the epicondyle (bony prominence) on the inner side of the elbow)
• Tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon)
• Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa – fluid filled pad that acts as a cushion at a pressure point in the body)
• Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the cartilage directly behind the kneecap)
• Sore heel cushion
• Plantar fascitis (heel spurs or inflammation of the fibrous connective tissue of the foot)
• Sciatica (pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve in the leg)
• Morton’s metatarsalgia (pain in the metatarsal bones in the foot)
• Post-operative pain
• Diabetic neuropathy (inflammation of the peripheral nerves between the central nervous system and other organs)
• Neuralgia (pain associated by the irritation of damage of a nerve)
• Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
• Teitze’s syndrome (inflammation of the rib cartilage)
• Muscular pains
• Healing of wounds
• Lessening of pain in geriatric wearing of joints
• Warts
• Accelerating the healing of a fracture
• Sprains and Strains
• Intercostal Neuralgia
• Menstrual Pain – reduces pain, increases regularity in cycles
• Immune System Modulation
• Muscle regeneration
• Nerve regeneration
• Bone regeneration
• Cerebral Palsy – reduces muscle spasm and increases the mobility of muscles


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