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Laser Therapy and Pain

Lasers have been used safely as a therapeutic tool for over 30 years. Laser Therapy (LT) differs from the use of lasers in surgery due to a lower output power and reduced energy density. In over 1,800 publications worldwide, LT has demonstrated its non-invasive, non-toxic quality, and its ability to augment and in some cases, replace, pharmaceuticals and surgical intervention. LT can be used as a primary medical treatment, and is also effective as a complement to acupuncture.

Laser light has a highly beneficial effect on nerve cells which blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain. The laser light's pain blocking mechanism involves the product of high levels of painkilling chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain, adrenal gland and other areas, as a result of stimulation by laser light. Research concluded that the neuropharmacological analgesic effects of lasers are likely due to the release of serotonin at the site and in higher centers. This effect has lead researchers to conclude that laser is the premier pain reliever compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities. Laser can be directed to acupuncture points, trigger points, nerve endings and directly to the specific injury. Recent findings conclude that, with few exceptions, patients do better when treatment begins as quickly as possible.

Problems which Laser Therapy may help:

acne, arthritis, back pain, benign breast lumps, bone healing, bone spurs, burns, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, circulation, cramps, dental problems, dermatological issues, eczema, edema, elbow pain, endometriosis, facial pain, facial rejuvination, fibromyalgia, fractures, gynecological problems, headache, heel spurs, herpes, hypertension, immune function, insomnia, intestinal problems, knee pain, leg cramps, lung abscess, lupus, lymphedema, muscle regeneration, migraine, neck pain, nerve regeneration, neuropathy, osteoporosis, Pain, pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, plantar fascitis, pneumonia, post operative nausea, post surgery nerve regeneration, psoriasis, raynaud's phenomenon, restless leg syndrome, rosacea, scars, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinus problems, spine pain, sports injuries, toothache, TMJ, tendonitis, ulcer, wounds AND MORE!

Facial Rejuvenation

Research has show that Laser accelerates circulation and increases collagen. This increased blood flow brings nutrients to skin cells and can:

  • remove toxins
  • Shingles
  • revitalize skin and bring new luster to the face
  • decrease puffiness of the face
  • decrease puffiness under the eyes, 
  • improve skin tone,
  • decrease wrinkles
  • help stop inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne and eczema

Trauma

Laser therapy can be used for the treatment of acute pain which can improve the speed and quality of wound healing, and for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries. Also, LT is important in the resolving trauma and recovery after injury. Instead of ablating tissue, Laser Therapy stimulates cellular activity and collagen synthesis, proliferation of fibroblasts, faster edema reduction, enhanced lymph flow, regenerates blood and lymph vessels, improves tendon strength and increases micro-circulation, all of which improve the speed and quality of healing after injury.

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