LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification of Stimulated Emissions of Radiation. Lasers can be thermal or non-thermal. You are probably more familiar with thermal lasers. These are used in surgery to cut or burn tissues. There are also, Non-thermal lasers. This is the type of laser we use for tissue healing.
How do Cold Lasers work?
When a muscle undergoes trauma, either directly or indirectly, it goes into spasm. The spasm reduces blood flow to the muscle and surrounding tissues resulting in decreased oxygen and nutrients and increased metabolic wastes. The result is decreased ATP generation (ATP is the food of the cell), and an increase in pain. Three elements are crucial to tissue healing, ATP generation, protein synthesis and membrane transport.
Cold lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of visible and invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Tissues naturally contain protein strands called chromophores and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell. These protein strands possess the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue on a cellular level to accelerate the healing process by increasing microcirculation.
What can Cold Laser Therapy do? Decrease Pain
Decrease Inflammation and Edema
Heal Wounds Faster
Increase Vascular Activity
Increase Tensile Strength
Decrease Scar Tissue Formation
Accelerate Cartilage and Bone Healing Time
Stimulate Nerve Function