Heal with lasers - low level laser therapy stimulates the body to heal faster!
Our doctors have many years of experience treating patients using low level laser (cold laser) therapy. In recent years, there has been a shift toward the use of laser as a form of treatment in many different medical fields. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) can also be referred to as cold laser or nonthermal laser. Chiropractors have access to some of the best lasers in the world through the laser manufacturer, Erchonia. Erchonia lasers are not only the best lasers on the market but they have earned an FDA market clearance and are actively used in FDA studies!
How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?
In the most simple terms, laser therapy stimulates our cells to grow and heal the same way that plants use the sun's light to stimulate growth and healing. A major advantage of LLLT is its ability to penetrate deep into tissues and joints while retaining the capability to also treat conditions on the skin’s surface. As these cells are repaired, the body is able to decrease the sensation of pain, reduce swelling, and accelerate the time required to heal. Each condition is unique and requires different frequencies of laser light and different lengths of time to treat said condition. People utilizing LLLT report feeling little or no sensation during the treatment process.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy Used For?
Low level laser therapy is utilized as a form of treatment for many conditions. There are new conditions being treated with lasers every day as the list of FDA approved conditions to treat is ever-expanding. Due to the wide range of healing potential, we have developed protocols to utilize this technology for the treatment of many conditions. Some of the conditions that we commonly see at our clinic include:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Various Types of Tendonitis
- Painful Joints
- Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
- ….. and many many more
Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Safe?
Since 1967, more than 2,500 studies have been conducted on the safety and effectiveness of low-level laser technology. Many of these studies attest to its reliability in treating a variety of conditions and recommend the treatment as a preferred non-invasive technique. Additionally, the lasers used at Boots Chiropractic are non-heating lasers (cold lasers) which provide the full healing potential without the risk of injury.
Fun Fact About Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy was first cleared by the FDA in 2002 for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment, based on research conducted at General Motors in 1995.