Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): State of the Art Healing
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions including acute and chronic pain. Low level laser therapy is a patented and FDA approved treatment for pain and inflammation. The laser light is usually directed at the site of pain or injury for several minutes during treatment.
Dr. Post has used cold laser therapy for fifteen years with excellent results. The first laser was produced in 1960 and over time has been found to produce amazing benefits including decreased pain and faster healing. Of course, there are many different types of lasers, some that are very powerful and can cut and burn, this type is used in medical surgery. Lower powered lasers, however, are more commonly used in the offices of chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners to reduce pain and stimulate healing.
The mechanism of how low-level laser therapy works is as follows. Within the mitochondria of our cells, the cellular energy power plant, are receptors capable of absorbing laser light. This receptor stimulation with laser light causes a secondary reaction sequence inside the cell to occur. In turn, this promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow. These are all necessary components of the healing processes within the body. It’s a totally safe and pain free method to stimulate and enhance natural healing.
Mechanisms & Effects
Mechanisms of Action
- ⬆ Nitric oxide production & release
- ⬆ ATP production
- ⬆ Fibroblast migration
- ⬆ Macrophage activity
- ⬆ Keratinocyte activity
- ⬆ RNA/DNA synthesis
- ⬆ Enzyme production
- ⬆ SOD production
- ⬆ Nerve conduction
- ⬆ Capillary dilation
- Acupuncture meridian point stimulation
- ⬆ Electromotive action of ion channels
- ⬆ Intra-/extra-cellular ion gradient changes
All of the mechanisms of action listed previously work harmoniously to evoke the following benefits:
- Pain relief
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Increased circulation
- Improved flexibility
- Increased function
- Better range of motion
- Improved, more complete healing
- Reduced symptoms of arthritis
- Augmenting tissue repair
- Promoting regeneration of tissues and nerves
- Preventing tissue damage
- Reduced recovery time
- Avoid prescription medication
- No known or serious side-effects
- Pain free
Excellent chiropractor gets the job done and takes care of what is needed for your adjustments. Best chiropractor I’ve been to.
– Victoria R.
Never been to a chiropractor in my life, I woke up with severe lower back pain, could hardly walk. Dr. Post took the information I gave him and determined what needed to be done. When I left, I was 50% better, 2 days later just about 100%. I couldn’t be happier with my results.
– Greg B.