Low Level Laser Therapy

Jerome Rerucha D.C.

Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™), commonly known as LLLT, is a form of phototherapy which involves the application of low power coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing. Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™) is used to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation, increase range of motion and give pain relief. Erchonia Medical is the leading research company on lasers and they are the developer of 3LT™ technology. Cold laser therapy is a major advancement in healing and is rewriting the medical books on what is possible for chronic injuries, pain management, neurological impairment, and facilitating the healing process in disease conditions.

How Does Low Level Laser Therapy work?

The effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™) are photochemical (cold), not thermal. Hot lasers in the medical world are used for surgical precision while cold lasers are used for healing precision. During treatment of the tissue with the 635 nm laser, an interaction between cells and photons takes place -- a photochemical reaction. Photons from the laser affect the tissue at the cellular level. The cold laser enters the tissue, alters cell membrane permeability, and at the cellular level is absorbed in the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the "Powerhouse" of the cells and make ATP which is needed for the life enhancement process of every cell which facilitates:

  • Rapid cell growth. The laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
  • Faster wound healing. The laser stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. The reduction in recovery time is an important consideration.
  • Increased metabolic activity. Helps the body increase output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen to blood cells and more effective immune response are induced by laser.
  • Reduced fibrous tissue formation. The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or following surgery.
  • Anti-inflammatory action. The laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give improved joint mobility.
  • Increased vascular activity. The laser stimulates lymph and blood circulation to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation.
  • Stimulated nerve function. Slow recover of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in "dead" limbs or numb areas. Laser will speed the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life. Laser also increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.

These physiological changes affect macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, mast cells, bradykinin, nerve conduction rates and the energy communication pathways throughout the fascial network (liquid crystalline living matrix). The energy transferred to the cell can increase its kinetic energy, and activate or deactivate enzymes or later physical or chemical properties of macromolecules.

Research has shown that the cells of our body actually communicate with each other through coherent light (laser). With the Erchonia Medical laser there are specific pulsations (hertz) that can be programmed with the laser frequency allowing the practitioner to talk "cell talk" with the body. specific pulsations have been shown to create different physiological responses of the cell. This is extremely important when working with a variety of injury and disease conditions to promote healing. The metabolism of injured and diseased tissue is decreased and the laser creates an increase in metabolism and cell communication immediately. The common response from doctors and patients, when this safe and effective modality is applied, is WOW!

What are the advantages over other modes of therapy?

The Erchonia Laser has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects when compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities. The results seem equally untouchable for early stages of acute injuries, and for chronic problems. The Erchonia Laser can also be used for acupuncture point stimulation.

Erchonia Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™) is a universal method of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, neurological dysfunction or damage, and skin tissue with one simple piece of equipment. When the laser is applied with chiropractic care the best results are achieved to organize the nervous system and promote healing. Erchonia laser therapy is a major advantage for athletes due to the neurological applications and the extremely fast results that can be achieved.

Low Level Laser Therapy (3LT™) is popularly used for:

    Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Haematomas
  • Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Back & Neck Pain
    Myofascial Trigger Points
    Acupuncture points and meridian balancing
    Acute & Chronic Joint problems:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ligament & Tendon injuries
  • Chrondomalacial Patella
  • Reduction of Inflammation
    Wound Management
  • Open Wounds
  • Pressure Sores
  • Post surgical healing
  • Ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcerations
  • Burns
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Eczema
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Roseacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Herpes
  • Shingles
  • Dermatitis
  • Fractures
  • Non Union
  • Small bone
  • Metatarsalgia
    Trigerninal Neuralgia
    Brachial Neuralgia
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Frozen Shoulder
    Carpal Tunnel
    Strep throat
    and more!

Robert Provasoli, D.C., PS
Chiropractic Physician

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