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Whiplash Center of Utah has revolutionized healthcare in Southern Utah. We have been described as a “Perfect blend of Healthcare”. We tend to agree!
Injuries treated with laser therapy heal faster
• Laser Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair
• Laser Therapy improved blood flow & lymphatic drainage
• It is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes
• It can improve immune response
• Laser therapy has proven to decrease pain and increase range of motion
• The first treatment alone has demonstrated immediate pain relief lasting up to 24 hours
• Depending on the root cause, completed laser series can result in a lifetime of relief
LASER has been around for decades! Thousands of research projects have proven the effectiveness of Laser and the areas of health that it has been extremely beneficial.
However, even though LASER has been around for decades, very little is understood as to what it can help, as well as HOW it helps. When you schedule your FREE appointment, these mysteries will be explained in as much detail as you want.
Below is a short list of the common pains that have been helped using Laser Therapy in our office:
When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells and converted into energy. This energy is key to helping the cells to become normal and healthy. As the cell membrane permeability is altered, a cascade of cellular events is triggered including:
• Stimulation of ATP
• Stimulation of respiratory chain
• Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
• Enhanced collagen synthesis
• Increased levels of beta-endorphins
Cold Laser Therapy (Low Level Light Therapy LLLT) was cleared by the FDA in 2001 with low power levels and low dosage treatments. Since that time new scientific and clinical discoveries have led to the development of higher power lasers, including the new High Intensity Class IV therapy laser which can provide significantly higher dosage levels, a key for positive clinical outcomes.
A laser therapy treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. Unlike many therapy products that only treat the symptoms and mask the pain temporarily, the therapy laser is able to treat the cause of the pain and injury, helping the body to heal itself. In addition, Laser therapy provides
enhanced treatment outcomes faster than any other treatment modality.
Each laser therapy treatment will:
• Decrease inflammation
• Decreased muscle tightness and soreness
• Decrease pain
• Increase range of motion and movement
• Increase faster recovery and healing
Treatments are performed by positioning the laser handpiece either directly on the skin or approximately ½” above the skin and surrounding the area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam.
Various areas may be treated including:
• Directly over the site of injury or lesion
• Acupuncture points
• Trigger points or tender points
• Nerve roots or superficial nerve tracks
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 5-10 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
Laser therapy produces results quickly, with improvement often within the first treatment. For many acute conditions 5-6 treatments are needed. Chronic conditions take longer and might require 6-12 treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For those with lifelong
conditions your doctor may recommend periodic follow-up treatments.
The moment a person leaves the clinic, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important to remember to not overexert for a few days, as the body is still healing.
Laser therapy is not covered by insurance plans. There are affordable payment plans available.
Laser therapy has been in use for over thirty years around the world. There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a treatment.
Yes, treatments can be safely administered over surgical – medical implants or metal. Since the mechanism of action is photochemical, there is no deep heating involved with the laser treatments. Treatments can be administered post-surgery for faster healing and recovery.
There is no pain associated with a treatment and most patients notice a warm, often soothing feeling.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT LIGHT HEALS!
L.A.S.E.R. stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Which means, that it is a transmission of light waves that push through the skin to provide light to the areas of the body that doesn’t receive light waves normally.
Simply put, LASER removes the roadblocks of your cellular health. These road blocks make it very difficult for the cells to do their jobs. If the cells can’t do their job, then the byproduct would be Swelling, Pain, Poor communication to the brain, etc.
LASER normalizes cell function so they can do the job that they are designed to do.
Laser Therapy reduces inflammation with vasodilation, activation of the lymphatic drainage system, and reduction of pro-inflammatory mediators. As a result, inflammation, erythema, bruising, and edema are reduced.
2. Analgesic Effect
Laser Therapy of diseased and damaged tissue produces a suppression of nociceptors, an increase of stimulation threshold, and an increased release of tissue endorphins. The result is a decreased patient perception of pain.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products
4. Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue. This speeds the healing process, resulting in more rapid wound closure.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity
The energy from photons of laser light is captured by chemical complexes within cells resulting in activation of enzyme systems and increased energy delivered into cellular metabolic processes.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger and acupuncture points without mechanical invasion to provide musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue.
8. Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue results in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser therapy accelerates nerve cell regeneration.
Therapy laser photons have an effect on immune systems status through stimulation of immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser therapy energy is absorbed by chromophores (molecular enzymes) that react to laser light.
The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP, which is the major carrier of cellular energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
10. Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development. Fibroblasts produce collagen, which is predominant in wound healing in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.