FX Laser Therapy
HOW DOES COLD LASER THERAPY WORK?
Healing is essentially a cellular process. Cold Laser Therapy stimulates the cell activation process, which initiates a chain of reactions, from the cell membrane to the cytoplasm, to the nucleus and DNS. This is called cellular amplification, whose demonstration earned the Nobel Prize in 1994.
Unlike high power lasers that use heat to cut or burn tissue, low energy cold lasers boost biochemical reactions in the targeted tissue. Visible light is directed to a specific area, the light energy passes through the skin, and enters cell membranes by special light receivers. This increases the cells energy which results in changed cell membrane permeability. Several biological processes are then affected, such as ATP stimulation, that then initiates an increase in cell regeneration and protection, and decreases cell death.
The results for physical injuries and disorders include a reduction in swelling, an increase in tissue healing, reduction in pain, increased mobility, and maximum recovery.
Relieves acute and chronic pain
Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
Increases blood supply
Stimulates the immune system
Stimulates nerve function
Develops collagen and muscle tissue
Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
ARE COLD LOW LEVEL LASERS SAFE?
Cold Low-Level Lasers have been in use for over 25 years, with over 9,500 published research studies -- without one recorded side effect. Erchonia made history by becoming the first to receive FDA approval for chronic pain treatment.
Dr. Harrigan currently chooses Erchonia Cold Low-Level Lasers due to their extensive research and FDA support, but continues to study the new developments currently taking place with laser technologies. He is always striving to bring the most current, yet best-studied and safest treatments in physical medicine to his patients.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH LASER TREATMENT?
The Erchonia Laser’s first FDA approval was obtained for the management of neck and back pain. In clinical work, patient’s stiffness and tightness greatly decreases after treatment. Commonly, an improvement of 30 – 50% occurs with just one treatment.
Treatments take just a couple of minutes and may be performed through clothing. There is often no sensation during treatment, some patients report mild tingling. The number of treatments depends on your condition and your body’s ability to heal. You may be relieved in as little as one treatment. Typically, the longer you’ve had your condition and the more severe it is, the longer treatment will take. That’s why it is always best to take care of the source of your pain right away. One thing you can be assured, research and clinic practice proves that Dr. Winchell’s treatments will relieve your pain and help you heal quicker than the alternatives, with long-term results.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH COLD LOW LEVEL LASERS?
The National Institutes of Health is currently conducting research on the use of low-level light for conditions involving neurology, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, degenerative brain disease, spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve regeneration.
Most reviewed for use in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Low Lever Laser Therapy has shown to provide benefits for injuries and disorders, including significantly increased cell regeneration and healing, and decreased pain.
Dr. Harrigan uses Erchonia Low-Level Cold Laser Therapy, combined with gentle chiropractic techniques to correct misalignments, to provide his patients with dramatic pain relief and healing.