Cold Laser Therapy
The “Healing Light”
Laser technology has had a profound effect on our quality of life. We use lasers to listen to our favorite music on CDs, communicate around the world, measure distances, temperature and speed. Our cells even communicate to one another with coherent, or laser light. Loss of coherence can lead to disease and disorder in the body.
Laser Therapy is the most modern form of therapy. Low power laser (Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT) is quickly becoming the first line of attack in pain control and tissue healing in rehabilitation medicine. It is safe, painless, quick, easy to apply and the results are often immediate with no side effects.
What is a laser and how does it work?
A laser is as a device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light producing a stable frequency. The human body absorbs and utilizes the light emitted from the soft laser in the same way the chain of photosynthesis reaction in plants occurs when using sunlight. The basic principle is that the energy in a soft laser beam can be incorporated into the natural processes of the living body.
The laser produces a safe, concentrated beam of light that is focused onto the area of damaged tissue. The laser works by increasing the flow of blood and lymph to tissues in your body. It also reduces the production of prostaglandins in your body, which is a chemical released in response to an injury that causes pain and inflammation.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Laser stimulates natural biological processes. When laser interacts with tissue, it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur in the body. It, therefore, speeds up recovery from recent injuries. It reduces pain and swelling and promotes healing. It can also be used to treat an old injury such as a muscle tear, muscle strain or ligamentous sprain. An injury to a muscle leaves behind scar tissue that causes the muscle to shorten and work less efficiently. Laser will help break down this scar tissue allowing the muscle to be used to its full potential and help protect it from further injury. It may have beneficial effects for the body in many areas and many problems including:
|Tendons and Ligaments
|Nerve Root Irritations
Skin Problems (Acne, Eczema, Itching, Rash, Hives, Rosacea, Shingles, Herpes, Psoriasis, etc)
|Scar Tissues within the Body
|Muscle Injuries and Strains
|Neck and Back Dysfunction and Pain
|Congestive Heart Failure
|Dizziness / Meniere’s / Tinnitus / Vertigo
|High Blood Pressure/Heart
|Muscle Spasms / Soreness / Stiffness
|And Many More!
If you have questions about whether Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) may be helpful for you or to schedule your appointment, please call us at 770-719-8785 or contact us via the "Schedule an Appointment" link at the top of our page.