What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy – sounds kind of futuristic, sci-fi, right?! Well, it’s here NOW at Advanced Health and Wellness Center in Wadsworth, Ohio, and our patients couldn’t be more excited about it.
Often times, when patients learn that we use laser therapy, they have visions of a powerful, steel-cutting beam of light. However, this Low-Level Therapy (also called Cold Laser Therapy) we use has only a tiny fraction of the power. Instead, its value and power come from the frequency of the light it emits, not its intensity.
Instead of the full spectrum of light that comes from the sun, our low-level laser produces light in a narrow frequency. Frequencies in the red portion of the rainbow are shown to assist in the healing of soft tissues.
How Does It Work?
Cells in our body have receptors that are sensitive to light. Researchers have observed that certain light frequencies can actually reduce inflammation and enhance the healing process! How can certain frequencies of light speed up or slow down biological processes? Many theories have been suggested, but we know that non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser and pass through the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous layers of skin. From practical application with real patients, we know it works for: wound healing, inflammation reduction, pain management, cell regeneration and scar tissue reduction. You can find more information about how Low-Level Laser Therapy works in this great article: Here
While scientists debate the mechanism by which low-level lasers work and publish their research in scientific literature, our patients are just delighted that it works, and they’re able to take advantage of this cutting-edge technology TODAY!