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360 Degree Chiropractic is excited to offer Cold Laser Therapy
as an affordable, painless, and effective non-invasive alternative
treatment for conditions such as: Acute and Chronic Inflammation;
Arthritis; Neck Pain; Back Pain; Sprains; Strains; Carpal Tunnel
Sydrome; Plantar Fascitis; Shoulder Pain; Tennis Elbow; Bursitis; and
Tendonitis. This amazingly effective procedure has already changed the
lives of thousands of patients who thought they would never find
Cold Laser Therapy
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?(aka Low Level Laser Therapy)
Cold Laser Therapy (CLT) is a physical modality that emits photons (light) in very specific regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Laser therapy uses this light to penetrate tissue for increased blood flow and more rapid healing. Cold Laser Therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 30 years, with no reported long-term side effects. Cold Laser Therapy is the most researched and published modality in physical rehabilitation and has demonstrated a multitude of clinical benefits that includes its unique ability to influence the body on the cellular level. Some of these influences lead to the following :
Is Cold Laser Therapy Safe?
In the United States the FDA has ruled that the therapy is safe. The laser used in our office is an FDA certified laser. For the past 30 years the technology of Cold Laser Therapy (also known as Low Level Laser Therapy) has been formally accepted in Canada and in many other parts of the world such as Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Japan. In all this time there have been no recorded long-term adverse effecs from its use. It is considered to be non-invasive, painless and safe.
How Does It Work?
Cold Laser Therapy uses laser light energy to stimulate cells to function optimaly. Cold Laser Therapy is similar to photosynthesis in plants; sunlight is absorbed by the plant and converted into energy the plant can utlize for growth. In the body, light sensitive chromophores and other elements within the cell absorb energy, initiating a series of important photochemical changes such as increased production of nitric oxide, singlet oxygen and ATP, as well as, an increase in the cell membrane's permeability. The mitochondria and Kreb's Cycle stimulation initiates the production of ATP, providing the cell with the extra energy needed to accelerate the healing process and positively influence pain. The additional energy and effects result in normalization of the cell function when cell function is impaired. These activities can occur in all types of cells (muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, ect...)
Is Cold Laser Therapy Painful?
No. Low level lasers do not generate perceivable heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. Most people feel nothing at all while a few may feel a slight tingling (energy) during the treatment.
What Conditions Does Cold Laser Therapy Help Treat?
Call us today at 502-241-8939 and ask how Cold Laser Therapy could help you!