Kalamazoo Chiropractor | Kalamazoo chiropractic care | MI | Cold Laser Therapy

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Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

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Cold Laser Therapy
 

Laser Therapy

Laser shoulder 1Low Level Laser Therapy (also called “Cold” laser) is a painless, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, and neurological conditions. It is used for relieving acute and chronic pains, increases the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair, increases blood supply, stimulates the immune system, stimulates nerve function, helps generate new healthy cells and tissue, promotes faster healing, and it helps reduce inflammation. It has been used successfully for 40 – 50 years and is FDA cleared.




How Cold Laser Therapy Works

Studies have shown that cold laser results in photo-stimulation of light sensitive receptors in the cells of the body.  Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significanlty accelerate and enhance the body's natural defence and repair components in the presence of injury, inflammation and certain disease processes. Studies have also shown that by modifyng the effects and limiting the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing processes, LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage and loss of function, in addition to facilitating more reapid repair and stronger healed tissue structures. Multiple clinical studies have noted teh following results of LLLT:

- Increased collagen production

- Enhanced nerve regeneration

- Increased vasodilation (blood flow)

- Reduced inflammation

- Increased cell metabolism

- Increased pain threshold

- Increased cell membrane potential

- Redcuced edema (swelling)

- Increased microcurculation

- Increased tissue and bone repair

- Increased lymphatic resonse

- Increased enzyme response

CONDITIONS TREATED WITH LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY:

  • Arthritic Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shingles-related Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Headaches
  • TMJ Pain and More
  • Bulging, herniated and degenerative discs
  • Whiplash
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Constussions
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Rib Pain

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is it safe? Absolutely. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is FDA cleared, and there have been no reported cases of negative side effects.
  • What does a laser treatment feel like? The laser used in our office produces no heat; therefore, most patients feel nothing at all. Occasionally, someone may say that they feel a slight tingling or warmth.
  • How long does it take? The number of laser sessions per patient can range from 1 to more than 10. Many times, patients see marked improvement after just one session.
  • Does my insurance cover it? While Low Level Laser Therapy is FDA cleared, most health insurance companies do not cover this treatment currently. In most cases, a laser treatment costs less than a typical insurance co-pay.
  • Who else is using low level laser therapy? NASA, the Navy Seals, Special Operations, Special Ops Submarine Corps, Olympians, professional athletes…and now you can too!

 

 
 
Kalamazoo Chiropractor | Cold Laser Therapy. Dr. Keith Messamore is a Kalamazoo Chiropractor.