Cold Laser therapy is an FDA-cleared treatment. It is a non-intrusive and non-painful treatment option to medications and surgery. Cold Laser therapy is also a non-addicting treatment that helps simplify long-term drug treatment programs. Treatments include:
Acute and chronic pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Soft tissue injuries
Rotator Cuff injuries
Neck and Back pain
Biological Effects of General Therapeutic Laser Treatment
Aplified Cell Growth: Cellular reproduction and growth are accelerated by laser photons.
Increased Metabolic Activity: Photons provide the production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP), a basic food source for cells. This is achieved by initiating higher output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
Faster Wound Healing: Damaged tissue can experience a more rapid repair period with cold laser photons. This is achieved through stimulating fibroblast development and accelerating collagen synthesis.
Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons can help enhance joint mobility through reduced swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints.
Increased Vascular Activity: Laser photons increase blood flow to the affected areas thereby inducing temporary vasodilation.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Scar tissue from cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery can be reduced with laser photon treatment.
Stimulated Nerve Function: Reviving numbed areas is possible with laser photon exposure which speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection.
Pain Reduction: Most systems include a mode of operation specifically designed to reduce pain.
Laser Therapy is designed to help regenerate healthy cells and tissues that may be in a dead or damaged state. Cold laser therapy does so by producing light impulses at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980nm). This minimizes reflection and scattering while maximizing the absorption of the energy in photons at specific depths.
The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from red and infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. At that time, the photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cellular energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
A single session at Back to Health Chiropractic & Wellness is $30. However, multiple treatments are advised for optimal results. Most health insurance do not cover cold laser treatments which can make this option relatively more expensive than other treatments. This therapy also requires the full time and attention of your doctor.
Back to Health Chiropractic & Wellness offers affordable care packages to meet the specific needs of our clients. Please talk to our staff for more information about our cost options.
It is common for patients to feel some level of relief shortly after the first session. The results will vary depending on the severity and length of the injury. Acute injuries often require 3-5 treatments while chronic or old injuries may take up to 25 treatments to reach optimum cellular and tissue potential.