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Restorative Laser Therapy

What is laser therapy?

​Our Restorative Light Therapy Program uses several different types of light therapy.  We have a Class IV Laser, Cold Laser, Infrared, Red Light and Low Level Light Therapy.

The basics of light therapy is that it utilizes specific light wavelengths to penetrate damaged tissue and begin the healing process.  The light wavelength activates the photoreceptors inside of tissue cells’ causing it to produce adenosine triphosphate, which the cells use for energy.  This process stimulates the damaged cells, which then results in healing, reduced inflammation, the reduction of pain, improved nerve function and increased vascular activity.

Laser therapy combined with Chiropractic care enhances the nervous system’s ability to direct healing resources, and helps to jumpstart the healing processes locally. This multifaceted approach speeds up the injury recovery process and provides long lasting relief.

Regenerates damaged cells, accelerating tissue repair
Boosts circulation
Reduces inflammation and bruising
Stimulates endorphin production for pain relief

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy aims to photo-biostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light.  When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons.

The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect.  Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities.  Laser therapy light can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, ATP synthesis, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues.  This is a critical step in reducing long term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Other formative cells are also positively influenced and immune enhancing effects are increased in the number of macrophages. Simply stated, laser enables patients to get out of pain faster and heal at the same time.