Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

LASER THERAPY

Laser TherapyNeuromuscular Skeletal conditions are common in all of us. We can all experience sprains, strains and pain that just won’t go away resulting from repetitive strains in our work place or from trauma in our everyday lives. Pain and inflammation are things we have grown to accept as something we probably will just have to live with. Medical practitioners across North America have discovered a modern medical technology that heals injuries safely and effectively on a cellular level. Welcome to the age of laser energy therapy!

Laser energy helps to repair damaged cells by accelerating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. (1)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17586265

Depending on the severity of the injury, you can return to an active lifestyle pain-free within a few weeks versus months or years of life altering pain.

At Intelligent Chiropractic we specifically use the multi-radiance TerraQuant T Q Solo laser system which can penetrate up to 4 inches into tissue, to promote cellular regeneration at the source of injury.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain is believed to originate from an ionic differentiation of potassium (K+) and sodium (Na+) ions across a cellular membrane. Our laser system technology increases cellular membrane permeability and causes a re-absorption of sodium and expulsion of potassium molecules, removing the gradient and thus the pain signal at source. (2)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16043775

ARTHRITIS

No clinically tested modality is proven to be more effective for arthritis. (3)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24028507

While arthritis is a chronic condition without a cure, laser treatments can provide substantial relief from symptoms by reducing inflammation of the joints, eliminating pain, increasing range of motion of the joints and improving immune cell production and efficiency. (4)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24028507

Cold lasers reduce inflammation in arthritis-affected joints by stimulating the lymphatic system, which drains interstitial fluid from tissues located in the injured area. (5)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21617973

Laser treatments also regenerate immune cells (lymphocytes). The lymphatic system carries these lymphocytes to the injured area where they excrete bio-energy used to destroy infection. When the laser empowers the lymphocytes, each cell releases more bio-energy making it a better combatant.

WOUND HEALING

Laser treatments accelerate each of the three phases associated with the natural healing of wounds: inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. (6)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC522143/

The result is a reduction in pain, inflammation reduction, increased stimulation of connective tissue (granulation tissue) and increased capillary production (angiogenesis) leading to improved blood flow during proliferation.

EXERCISE

Cold Laser Therapy assists athletes in achieving better results from their workout programs. This is accomplished by administering laser treatment before and after exercise and athletic competitions. Research has shown that there is reduced muscle fatigue and a diminished of delayed onset muscle soreness (8).(7)

http://www.lasertherapyu.org/research/effects-of-pre-or-post-exercise-lllt-on-skeletal-muscle-fatigue-and-markers-of-recovery-in-humans

http://www.lasertherapyu.org/research/effect-of-phototherapy-on-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness

TRAUMATIC EVENTS

Cold Laser Therapy has been shown to help with the effects of significant trauma. Research suggests that injuries such as whiplash (9, 10) and fractures (11) have healed faster and more complete with the help of cold laser.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23888293
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16703253

http://www.academia.edu/9822578/Laser_Evoked_Bio-stimulation_for_Bone_Fracture_Healing_Case_Report_Study_

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) In situ analysis of DNA damage response and repair using laser microirradiation.
Kim JS1, Heale JT, Zeng W, Kong X, Krasieva TB, Ball AR Jr, Yokomori K.
Methods in Cell Biology 2007; 82:377-407.
2) Rapid increase in plasma membrane chloride permeability during wound resealing in starfish oocytes.
Fein A1, Terasaki M.
Journal of General Physiology 2005 Aug; 126(2):151-9.
3) Effect of low-level laser therapy on the expression of inflammatory mediators and on neutrophils and macrophages in acute joint inflammation.
Alves AC, Vieira R, Leal-Junior E, dos Santos S, Ligeiro AP, Albertini R, Junior J, de Carvalho P.
Arthritis Research and Therapy 2013; 15(5):R116.
4) Effect of low-level laser therapy on the expression of inflammatory mediators and on neutrophils and macrophages in acute joint inflammation.
Alves AC, Vieira R, Leal-Junior E, dos Santos S, Ligeiro AP, Albertini R, Junior J, de Carvalho P.
Arthritis Research and Therapy 2013; 15(5):R116.
5) Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of pain, facial swelling, and postoperative trismus after a lower third molar extraction. A preliminary study.
Marta López-Ramírez, Miguel Ángel Vílchez-Pérez, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, Josep Arnabat-Domínguez, Cosme Gay-Escoda
Lasers in Medical Science May 2012, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 559-566
6) Low-Level Laser Therapy Facilitates Superdicial Wound healing in humans: a triple blind, sham controlled study.
J. Ty Hopkins, Todd A. McLoda, Jeff G. Seegmiller, and David Baxter
Journal of Athletic Training. 2004 Jul-Sep; 39(3): 223-229
7) Improves exercise by reducing muscle fatigue. Effects of pre- or post-exercise low-level laser therapy (830 nm) on skeletal muscle fatigue and biochemical markers of recovery in humans.
Filipe Abdalla Dos Reis, Baldomero Antonio Kato da Silva, Erica Martinho Salvador Laraia, Rhaiza Marques de Melo, Patrícia Henrique Silva, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 2014 Feb 23;32(2):106-12.
8) Effect of phototherapy on delayed onset muscle soreness.
Douris P, Southard V, Ferrigi R, Grauer J, Katz D, Nascimento C, Podbielski P.
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2006 Jun; 24(3):377-82.
9) High power laser therapy treatment compared to simple segmental physical rehabilitation in whip lash injuries involving muscles and ligaments
July 9, 2015 – Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jul 9;3(2):106-11. doi: 10.11138/mltj/2013.3.2.106. Print 2013 Apr.
10) Adjuvant laser acupuncture in the treatment of whiplash injuries: a prospective, randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Aigner N1, Fialka C, Radda C, Vecsei V.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2006 Mar;118(3-4):95-9.
11) Laser Evoked Bio-stimulation for Bone Fracture Healing (Case Report Study)
IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS) e-ISSN: 2278-3008, p-ISSN:2319-7676. Volume 6, Issue 6 (Jul. – Aug. 2013), PP 16-18

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