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  • Dr. Eric Carlsen

Benefits of Laser Therapy

man receiving laser therapy on elbow pain

Pain Relief Laser decreases nerve sensitivity by decreasing a pain eliciting chemical. It normalizes ion channels and releases endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller) that produce an analgesic effect. It also has a pain-blocking effect on certain nerve fibers.

Anti-inflammatory/Healing Use of the laser increased ATP, which is stored energy (ATP is the acronym for adenosine triphosphate). This increased energy accelerates the repair process of the cell. Laser also causes a widening of the arteries and veins around the injury which helps to remove damaged cellular debris and increase nutrients and oxygen. White blood cell activity is enhanced leading to a more rapid repair process.

Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth

Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles are repaired faster.

Improved Vascular Activity Laser light increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process.

Trigger and Acupuncture Points Laser is particularly effective in extinguishing painful trigger points. It is also an effective way of stimulating acupuncture points without the discomfort associated with needling.

Patients suffering from headaches, neck pain, TMJ, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, and other shoulder problems, back pain, knee pain, arthritic joints, sports injuries, post-surgical pain, and more have been helped with therapeutic laser treatment.


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