Cold Laser Therapy
What to Expect:
Laser therapy is a non-invasive method to help reduce acute and chronic pain. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser therapy treatments last between 3 and 15 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin for better efficacy. You might feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.
Patients generally see results after 2 to 5 treatments. Dr. Bridget will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition. Multi Radiance Medical laser technology has been used safely and effectively among the wide range of patient population for 20 years in physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient clinics and elite athletics, where MR4 Laser is the "equipment of choice" for numerous professional, Olympic, national and collegiate sports teams.
Therapeutic laser biological effects:
Rapid Cell Growth: Laser therapy accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Increased Metabolic Activity: Laser therapy brings higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser therapy reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity: Laser therapy induces temporary vasodilatation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser therapy speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
What can I do to support my accelerated cell and tissue healing?
Antioxidants and Vitamins: Vitamins are essential to good health. While you are healing good supplementation is important. Vitamin C is necessary for the production of new cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, in fish oils or flax seed oils, are necessary for cell membrane absorption and detoxification. These are two essential supplements necessary for cell vitality. Ask Dr. Bridget about your personal supplement requirements.
Pure Water: It is important to stay hydrated to support the healing effects of the cold laser. Increased cell energy requires adequate tissue hydration; water helps the body flush out toxins and waste products. Remember to drink pure water to support your increased vitality. Your cold laser treatment will be more effective with the proper hydration.
The super pulsed laser (905nm) produces high powered light in billionth-of-a-second pulses. The power of each pulse drives the photons, or light energy up to 10—13cm (4—5 inches) deep into the target tissue. Multi Radiance Medical’s technology’s power of up to 50,000mW creates a high photon density, strongly reducing pain, improving micro-circulation and increasing healthy cell metabolism.
Pulsed broad band infrared emitting diodes (875nm) penetrate shallower tissue depths than the laser but provide a broader spectrum of coverage
Pulsed red light (660nm) penetrates shallower depths and reduces inflammation.
Static magnetic field keeps ionized molecules of tissue in a dissociated state, enhancing the body’s potential to absorb energy at the molecular/cellular level.
LaserStim delivers electrical impulses and light through the skin and tissue, with the help of our exclusive TARGET (Treatment Area Recognition and Guidance Enhanced Technology) LaserStim with TARGET combines laser/light energy with neurostimulation.