Offered with Dr. Ron Bittle at The Santa Clarita Chiropractor | Santa Clarita, CA
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation,” is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation. This is effective in drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy
During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving transportation of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Some of the Numerous Conditions Laser Therapy Can Help With:
- Back pain and sciatica
- Shoulder, knee, and joint pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Later Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Muscle strains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Auto & Work related injures
To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ron Bittle, call 661-424-0400.