As a Santa Barbara chiropractor for over 25 years, the use of cold laser therapy has alleviated chronic pain, reduced scarring and accelerated the recovery process for many of my chiropractic patients.
Over ten thousand chiropractors throughout the US are using Cold Laser Therapy to augment their treatments. Cold Laser offers pain control by reducing inflammation and irritation. Over 4000 studies have been conducted in recent years to validate the effectiveness of cold laser therapy. The Erchonia cold lasers treatment systems was the first to be cleared by the FDA.
What is a Cold Laser and How Does it Work?
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with the cells of the body. Each cell in the body has an ability to respond to different frequencies of light, measured in Hertz or hz.Cold lasers donate energy/photons to cells, which in turn stimulates the mitochondria to produce more ATP or in laymen’s term, ENERGY. More ATP energy means healthier cells to regenerate and help the body heal.
How Cold Laser Therapy Heals:
Cellular healing to include improved function of organs and glands, reduction of inflammation and enhanced healing of a variety of injured tissues. LLLT has no reported adverse effects. Lasers exist in varying formats from small handheld to larger units with multiple applicators. The laser heads are placed over injured tissues including wounds, incisions, contusions, and swollen joints. With professionally used lasers, specific frequencies are programmed and may run in sequence or simultaneously.
LLLT may also be used on acupuncture points and are specifically powerful when used as auricular therapy. There are corresponding acupuncture points that relate to organs in different states of health or disease. These entry points are closer to the brain and may be instantly effective when specific frequencies are administered.
In addition, there are areas on the body that have a direct and specific effect on organs when stimulation provided by the laser is applied. The Cold Laser, therefore, can be used to stimulate detox, immune function, reduce inflammation, promote healing and improve function in almost every aspect of the body.
Since owning and operating a Erconia Laser for the last seven years, I have had tremendous success with healing a variety of health issues with my patients. By combining LLLT with specific chiropractic adjustments to the area of involvement as well as associated areas, a patient’s progress is maximized. Because the cold laser is able to re-establish nerve pathways, it enhances the healing process and decreases inflammation at the site of involvement.
Here are some examples of how chiropractic and LLLT work well together:
A patient came in with a chronic shoulder injury. She reported that it felt as if someone had shot her in the upper shoulder. I adjusted her shoulder and cervical spine then applied deep muscle therapy to the shoulder and the neck. I then used the laser on her shoulder and lower neck where the nerves to the shoulder exit. Because she continued to report pain and discomfort, I applied LLLT to her ear on the same side, using a progression of frequencies. Within two minutes, she sat up suddenly and pronounced that the pain was completely gone.
Other rewarding applications of the laser helped patients who had undergone facial surgery, both elective and mandatory. In each case, the scars were reduced to appear only as thin lines on the face and could only be noticed only upon close examination.
Dr. Girard has enjoyed great results using the Erchonia laser. She has seen immediate results using the laser to treat pain, wounds, inflammation, joints and skin issues. She has also had results in treating depression, lowered immunities and fractures. Short laser treatments for pain can be included in a chiropractic session, or enjoyed as a session by itself.
Laser Treatment- $65
Treat one to two areas of complaint for wound healing, inflammation, pain, radicular pain, fractures.
Long Laser Treatment - $120
Administer prolonged treatment protocols to boost immunities, detox body, clear lymphatics, sinus, allergies, hormonal issues and more. Protocols for depression, sinus issues, fatigue and more.See if laser therapy might help your condition.