Low-level laser therapy (also known as photobiomodulation or cold laser therapy) uses a painless, high-tech, non-thermal healing laser light to improve cellular function. The lasers stimulate cellular mitochondria and improve cell metabolism, allowing patients to heal quickly.
Juvenate Healing has chosen Erchonia lasers, since Erchonia is the only company with low-level lasers cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with low back pain, onychomycosis, plantar fasciitis and many other issues.
You should consider low level laser for these conditions:
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Soft tissue damage
- Postoperative pain
- Heel pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Onychomycosis (Toenail fungus)
- Athlete’s Foot
- Musculoskeletal injuries (such as sports, work or auto accidents)
How does low-level laser therapy work?
We apply different wavelengths of red and near infrared light directly to a specific area. The body tissue absorbs and reacts to the light. The damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration. This regeneration improves wound healing, reduces inflammation (which is very important for recovery including in sports injuries) and treats chronic pain.
Why is it called low-level?
The red and near infrared light is called low-level because its energy density is lower than other laser therapy used for cutting. Another name for this treatment is “Cold Laser Therapy” because there is no heating sensation and no skin damage.
How does the laser treatment feel?
The procedure is painless and noninvasive. There is no sound, no vibration and no heat. The laser light particles (photons) are tiny and can easily move through clothing as well as bandages and wound dressings.
Is low-level laser therapy safe?
Absolutely. Researchers have conducted over 2,500 studies since 1967 on the safety and effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in providing relief from pain and other symptoms . In fact, the healing mechanism of the laser in using light energy to initiate a cascade of reactions from the cell membrane all the way to the cell’s DNA (called cellular amplification) earned the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1994.
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