Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT®)
Have you tried other therapies or even surgery to get out of pain? Let us introduce you to Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT®).
Healing Power on a Cellular Level
We are proud to say our office is a low level Laser provider for the Erchonia laser that has been proven through a double-blind clinical trial to decrease pain by 66%.
How Does Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT®) Work?
The effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT®) are photochemical (cold), not thermal. Hot lasers in the medical world are used for surgical precision while cold lasers are used for healing precision. During treatment of the tissue with the 635nm low level laser, an interaction between cells and photons takes place a photochemical reaction. Photons from the laser affect the tissue at the cellular level. The cold laser enters the tissue, alters cell membrane permeability, and at the cellular level is absorbed in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the “Powerhouse” of the cells and make ATP which is needed for the life enhancement process of every cell.
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LASER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q. What is the low-level laser doing?
A. Low-level laser therapy restores health by decreasing inflammation, increasing oxygen and blood flow, promoting muscle calcium uptake, and increasing neurotransmitter release.
Q. How does the low-level laser work?
A. Laser light passes through the skin and stimulates the cell’s energy production center, called the mitochondria, creating more energy, better cell communication, improved tissue growth, enhanced cell nutrition, and extended cell life.
Q. How does low-level laser therapy strengthen muscles?
A. Low-level laser light increases cell energy by stimulating the cell energy center, the mitochondria, to generate energy the nerves use to strengthen the muscles.
Q. How can low-level laser therapy penetrate through clothing?
A. Low-level lasers emit 45 billion light particles, called photons, every second, and, even though clothing restricts laser light from reaching the skin to some degree, enough photons pass through the clothing to create a therapeutic effect.
Q. Why can’t I feel anything during a low-level laser treatment?
A. You won’t feel the low-level laser light because it doesn’t create heat or vibrate the tissue because of its low power. After low-level laser treatments, people often experience less pain, more strength, and better joint movement.
Q. How can a beneficial low-level laser response occur in a matter of a few seconds?
A. Low-level laser light stimulates cell receptors to increase cell energy production and anytime one cell is stimulated to create energy many other cells will also be stimulated to produce more energy.
Q. What are additional benefits of low-level laser therapy?
A. Additional benefits of low-level laser therapy include increased protein production, healthy cell growth, wound healing, circulation, tissue regeneration, and immunity.
Q. Why aren’t other doctors using this technology?
A. In 1998 the Erchonia Corporation designed the first line-generated “laser light” source that enabled doctors to treat over a larger surface area. Although this innovative approach to care is highly effective, the science of how it works is relatively new and presently not taught within a majority of health care institutions.
Q. Why not use a laser pointer?
A. A laser pointer, though an actual laser with perhaps the correct wavelength, doesn’t have enough energy to create a therapeutic effect.
Q. How far does the low-level laser penetrate?
A. Laser light doesn’t need to penetrate to the injury site to restore health as once the laser light stimulates the original receptors, the receptors stimulate non-lasered cells triggering healing responses at the injury site.
Q. How long does a laser treatment last?
A. Clinical studies show that positive laser results can be immediate and last many weeks or more, but like many therapies, laser may require several treatments to effectively resolve the underlying causes of pain and loss of function.
When do you use the low-level laser?
A. Immediately after a new injury to speed healing by preventing muscle weakness, restoring joint mobility and stopping further injury. Low-level laser should also be used with chronic injuries to reduce pain, improve muscle strength, and increase joint movement.
Why not just treat the point of pain?
A. Fastest healing occurs when both the point of pain and nerves associated with the point of pain are treated simultaneously.
Why not receive just one treatment?
A. Although the literature supports that one treatment of low-level laser therapy can generate a significant improvement in pain, strength, and joint movement, long-term pain relief often requires multiple treatments.