The technology utilizes specific frequencies of laser light to treat abnormal tissue with bursts of energy clinically proven to stimulate regenerative and reparative processes in the human body. this enhancement of biochemical energy causes multiple positive responses in the bodily tissue, improving normal cell shape and function. Extensive research and FDA certification show this modality has both cumulative and curative capabilities.
LILT (Low Intensity Laser Therapy) is an effective treatment for the following:
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Repetitive stress syndrome
– Rotator cuff injury
– Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction
– Relfex sympathetic dystrophy
– Ligament and tendon tears
– Fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
– Facet joint syndrome
– Bulging and herniated discs
– Plantar fascitis
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Chondromalacia patella
– Calcifications (e.g. bone spurs)
– Spinal stenosis
– Discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy
The Physiological effects of LILT include an increase in the following:
DNA synthesis – the protein building block essential to the process of cell regeneration
Collagen production – increase tensile strength of muscles, tendons and ligaments
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – the fuel of the cel required in facilitating cell metabolism
Endorphins – morphone like substances produced the body to reduce the sensation of pain
Modulation of cellular components involved in the healing process – i.e. macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.
– Immune response
– lymphatic drainage (reduction in edema)
– angiogenesis – formation of new capillaries and arterioles resulting in improved circulation/tissue oxygenation
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments are typically thirty minutes to one hour in duration depending on the condition being treated.
Are there any side effects?
Unlike most pharmceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic, non-evasive and in over one million individual treatments, no significant adverse effects have been noted.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments will depend on the chronicity and the extent of the pathology involved. Based on the genetic makeup of the cells, an individual’s response to LILT will vary to some degree. A recent clinical review, including 1,000 consecutively treated patients, reveals the average number of treatments to be 9.4. In our experience most patients require 1- 3 treatments to achieve results. Acute conditions respond faster and chronic conditions require more sessions.