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As frontline health care practitioners, Chiropractors see injured patients struggling to regain their mobility every day. As part of an ongoing treatment care plan, cold therapeutic lasers can help accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and eliminate pain.

The Theralase® cold laser system uses biofeedback technology to automatically adjust light energy to deliver the most effective dose to the exact treatment site for every patient.

More than 4000 studies worldwide have examined the use of lower-level laser therapy, proving the benefits of this highly effective, non-invasive, and pain-free treatment alternative for a wide range of nerve, muscle, and joint conditions.

Theralase® therapeutic lasers expose tissue to light energy (photons) on two wavelengths, triggering a chain of chemical reactions on the cellular level that initiates tissue healing and pain reduction. As the most scientifically and clinically supported therapeutic medical laser technology on the market, Theralase’s® patented super pulsed cold laser system penetrates up to 5 inches in depth, targeting tissue other light-based systems are unable to reach. This cutting-edge technology provides customized and optimized treatment for each patient, automatically adjusting to deliver the most effective treatment to even the deepest injury sites.

Theralase® dual-wavelength therapeutic lasers activate three cellular pathways that help:

Accelerate Healing:
Theralase stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to produce more Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP or basic cell energy) to accelerate tissue repair.

Activated ATP stimulates white blood cells that work to repair damaged tissues, and increases collagen production that builds elasticity in the skin and can aid in healing.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer.

Cells that lack energy are unable to participate in the healing process. Laser energy is delivered to injured cells, which absorb the light and convert it into chemical energy, which is used to accelerate tissue repair. Once cells are fully energized they are able to stimulate each other to rebuild and heal the injured site.

Reduce Inflammation:
Independent research proves that the proprietary Theralase® 905nm superpulsed laser technology increases the production of Nitric Oxide (NO) by over 700%, increasing vasodilation and decreasing inflammation versus other competitive wavelengths.

When tissue injury occurs, the inflammatory process is initiated to immobilize the area and prevent further damage to the tissue. The process is associated with pain caused by inflammation exerting pressure on nerve endings. In order to decrease inflammation in the particular region, the body produces Nitric Oxide (NO). However, if not enough NO is produced, the inflammation remains. Increased Nitric Acid production has been proven to relax the vascular network, dilate the capillaries, improve vascular function, protect against cell injury and help rebalance the immune response. This process not only reduces inflammation but brings much needed oxygen and other metabolites to the injured tissue aiding in their natural healing.

Eliminate Pain:
Theralase laser technology effectively removes the pain signal at the source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway. (Harvard Medical School 2010).

Neurons use electrical and chemical signals to transmit information. The transmission of pain is primarily due to the expulsion of sodium ions (Na+) and influx of potassium (K+) ions into the nerve cell across the cellular membrane, altering the electrical potential difference to the nerve cell. The peak absorption of lipids occurs in a near infrared wavelength range of 905 nm to 930 nm. Since the cellular membrane is the bilipid membrane, laser light in the 905 nm range increases the porosity of the cellular membrane. Allowing the reabsorption of sodium-potassium pump and removing the pain signal at the source.

How long does the therapy take?2021-01-06T12:17:03-08:00

Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 30 minutes per session, depending on the condition treated and it’s severity. Your healthcare practitioner will advise how many treatments you need. Many patients see excellent results after just a few treatments.

Are Theralase® lasers potentially harmful?2021-01-06T12:16:06-08:00

No. Theralase lasers are Class 3B lasers, which are used specifically for tissue stimulation and not strong enough to damage cells. Unlike Class 4 lasers, Theralase lasers produce no heat and do not cut tissue.

Do Theralse lasers burn?2021-01-06T12:15:43-08:00

No. There are two general types of medical lasers: heat generating lasers which cut through and damage tissue and non thermal lasers, such as the Theralase®, which stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and eliminate pain.

How do Theralase® lasers work?2021-01-06T12:15:09-08:00

When laser light interacts with tissue it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur and stimulates natural biological healing processes, thus transforming light energy into chemical energy.

Do Theralase® lasers work?2021-01-06T12:14:43-08:00

Yes. Theralase laser therapy is safe, effective and painless, with results which are often immediate with no side effects. Efficacy rates in excess of 90% are routinely achieved.

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