HOW DOES COLD LASER THERAPY WORK?
Healing is essentially a cellular process. Cold Laser Therapy stimulates the cell activation process, which initiates a chain of reactions, from the cell membrane to the cytoplasm, to the nucleus and DNS. This is called cellular amplification, whose demonstration earned the Nobel Prize in 1994.
Unlike high power lasers that use heat to cut or burn tissue, low energy cold lasers boost biochemical reactions in the targeted tissue. Visible light is directed to a specific area, the light energy passes through the skin, and enters cell membranes by special light receivers. This increases the cells energy which results in changed cell membrane permeability. Several biological processes are then affected, such as ATP stimulation, that then initiates an increase in cell regeneration and protection, and decreases cell death.
The results for physical injuries and disorders include a reduction in swelling, an increase in tissue healing, reduction in pain, increased mobility, and maximum recovery.
- Relieves acute and chronic pain
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Increases blood supply
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
- Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
- Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
- Reduces inflammation
ARE COLD LOW LEVEL LASERS SAFE?
Cold Low-Level Lasers have been in use for over 25 years, with over 2,000 published research studies — without one recorded side effect. Erchonia made history by becoming the first to receive FDA approval for chronic pain treatment.
Dr. Shealer currently chooses Erchonia Cold Low-Level Lasers due to their extensive research and FDA support, but continues to study the new developments currently taking place with laser technologies. He is always striving to bring the most current, yet best-studied and safest treatments in physical medicine to his patients.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH COLD LOW LEVEL LASERS?
The National Institutes of Health is currently conducting research on the use of low-level light for conditions involving neurology, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, degenerative brain disease, spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve regeneration.
Most reviewed for use in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Low Lever Laser Therapy has shown to provide benefits for injuries and disorders, including significantly increased cell regeneration and healing, and decreased pain.
Dr. Shealer uses Erchonia Low-Level Cold Laser Therapy, combined with gentle chiropractic techniques to correct misalignments, to provide his patients with dramatic pain relief and healing associated with:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sciatica and Leg Pain
- Degenerative, Bulging or Herniated Discs
- Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and other inflammatory conditions like tennis elbow and bursitis
- Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Conditions
- Plantar Fascitis, Heel and Foot Pain
- Cuts, Burns and Scars