COLD LASER THERAPY
As frontline health care practitioners, Chiropractors see injured patients struggling to regain their mobility every day. As part of an ongoing treatment care plan, cold therapeutic lasers can help accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and eliminate pain.
Theralase® therapeutic lasers expose tissue to light energy (photons) on two wavelengths, triggering a chain of chemical reactions on the cellular level that initiates tissue healing and pain reduction. As the most scientifically and clinically supported therapeutic medical laser technology on the market, Theralase’s® patented super pulsed cold laser system penetrates up to 5 inches in depth, targeting tissue other light-based systems are unable to reach. This cutting-edge technology provides customized and optimized treatment for each patient, automatically adjusting to deliver the most effective treatment to even the deepest injury sites.
Theralase stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP or basic cell energy) to accelerate tissue repair.
Activated ATP stimulates white blood cells that work to repair damaged tissues, and increases collagen production that builds elasticity in the skin and can aid in healing.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer.
Cells that lack energy are unable to participate in the healing process. Laser energy is delivered to injured cells, which absorb the light and convert it into chemical energy, which is used to accelerate tissue repair. Once cells are fully energized they are able to stimulate each other to rebuild and heal the injured site.
Independent research proves that the proprietary Theralase® 905nm superpulsed laser technology increases the production of Nitric Oxide (NO) by over 700%, increasing vasodilation and decreasing inflammation versus other competitive wavelengths.
When tissue injury occurs, the inflammatory process is initiated to immobilize the area and prevent further damage to the tissue. The process is associated with pain caused by inflammation exerting pressure on nerve endings. In order to decrease inflammation in the particular region, the body produces Nitric Oxide (NO). However, if not enough NO is produced, the inflammation remains. Increased Nitric Acid production has been proven to relax the vascular network, dilate the capillaries, improve vascular function, protect against cell injury and help rebalance the immune response. This process not only reduces inflammation but brings much needed oxygen and other metabolites to the injured tissue aiding in their natural healing.
Theralase laser technology effectively removes the pain signal at the source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway. (Harvard Medical School 2010).
Neurons use electrical and chemical signals to transmit information. The transmission of pain is primarily due to the expulsion of sodium ions (Na+) and influx of potassium (K+) ions into the nerve cell across the cellular membrane, altering the electrical potential difference to the nerve cell. The peak absorption of lipids occurs in a near infrared wavelength range of 905 nm to 930 nm. Since the cellular membrane is the bilipid membrane, laser light in the 905 nm range increases the porosity of the cellular membrane. Allowing the reabsorption of sodium-potassium pump and removing the pain signal at the source.
Other Benefits of Cold Laser
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-energy lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate the healing of damaged cells. This therapy is often used to treat conditions such as pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
One of the main benefits of cold laser therapy is its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. The low-energy lasers used in this therapy penetrate the skin and stimulate the production of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body. Cold laser therapy can also reduce inflammation by decreasing the production of inflammatory chemicals called cytokines.
Another benefit of cold laser therapy is its ability to promote wound healing. The low-energy lasers used in this therapy can increase the production of collagen, a protein that is essential for the formation of new blood vessels and the repair of damaged tissue. Cold laser therapy can also increase the production of ATP, the main energy source for cells, which can improve the overall health of cells and promote faster healing.
Cold laser therapy is also an effective treatment for a variety of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and tendinitis. The therapy can also be used to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Cold laser therapy is also a non-invasive treatment option, which means that it does not involve any incisions or needles. This makes it a safer option than some other forms of treatment such as surgery or injections. Cold laser therapy also has minimal side effects, which include mild redness or swelling at the site of treatment.