Cold Laser

Candice is currently incorporating the most powerful cold laser in its class, the FDA approved Class 3B AVANT LZ30-X Cold Laser system. Highly versatile and very powerful, the Cold Laser is an incredible contributor to the successful outcome of treatment. Works in tandem with Physical Therapies, Chiropractic, Lymphatic Drainage, Post operative, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture.

INDICATIONS FOR USE:

The LZ30 is intended to emit energy in the visible and near infrared spectrum to provide topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for a temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, minor arthritis pain, or muscle spasm; the temporary increase in local blood circulation; and the temporary relaxation of muscles.

Cold laser therapy stimulates all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by cold laser therapy. Some of conditions that may typically be treated by cold laser therapy include:

Inflammatory conditions:

carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, plantar fascitis, and bursitis.

Pain management:

Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, cervical, thoracic and low back pain, chronic arthritic pain

Connective tissue disorders:

Sprains, strains, tendonitis, and tendon ruptures.

Joint injuries:

TMJ disorders, osteoarthritis, dislocations, and ligament injuries.

Muscle injuries:

Muscle contusions, ruptures & bruises, and muscle contractures like frozen shoulders.

Neurological injuries:

Prolapsed disc, herniated discs, minor nerve injuries, crush injuries, neuritis, headaches, Migraines and assistance in stroke recovery.

Surgical recovery:

Post-operative wounds, scar tissue, scar healing

FEES:

Some patients may require more than one laser application or a series. Cold Laser is not covered by insurance the following menu are options for packages and single applications.

 

Single/$40
$40Single Session
10/$250
$25Package of 10
15/$300
$20Package of 15
20/$360
$18Package of 20

 

 

How Cold Laser Works

How Cold Laser Therapy works:

When the body is injured, cells are damaged and fail to function normally. Low-level waves from the cold laser machine penetrate deeply into the skin and restore normal cellular function. Cold laser uses a non-heat-producing light laser, locked at a wavelength optimal for treatment, to penetrate deep into tissues. Cold laser, also called low level laser therapy (LLLT), is emerging as an effective modality in the healing arts community.

Cold laser has been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair mechanisms. Physiological effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing. By reducing the duration of inflammation and enhancing specific repair and healing processes, cold laser has been proven to provide pain relief and reduce damage and loss of function from injuries.

Examples of Cold Laser Applications

Professional Athletes: Cold laser helps top athletes return to competition quickly after injury. US Postal Service Tour de France team was involved in quite a few bad wrecks, yet they were able to race the next day. According to Jeff Spencer, their chiropractor who treated them with Cold Laser, if an injured athlete can get in for laser treatment within 2-3 hours of the injury, rehabilitation time can be cut in half.

Burn Victims: Cold laser can help wounds and burns heal 25-40% faster with reduced scarring.

Nerve and Spinal Injuries: According to study at University of Health and Sciences, Bethesda, MD., cold laser can rehabilitate severed nerve bundles at a 300% faster rate than the control group’s rehabilitation (research conducted by Anders and Broke). The recovery observed in the study occurred after only 14 90-minutes treatments. These results suggest a promising future for cold laser treatment of peripheral nerve damage and spinal cord injuries.

Injuries from Cancer Therapies: Though lasers can be used alone, they are most often used with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation.

Lasers are also being studied for treating or preventing side effects of common cancer treatments. For instance, some studies are looking at how low-level laser therapy (LLLT) might be used to prevent or treat severe mouth sores caused by chemotherapy, and how they may be used to treat the swelling (lymphedema) that can result from breast surgery. (more)

Other Injuries: Cold laser can increase range of motion and muscle strength, decrease pain and inflammation, and accelerate healing time for a variety of injuries. Lasers are painless and sterile, with no undesirable side effects. Chiropractors and physical therapists use cold laser for conditions including the following:

  • Inflammatory conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, plantar fascitis, and bursitis.
  • Pain management for fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, cervical, thoracic and low back pain.
  • Connective tissue disorders such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, and tendon ruptures.
  • Joint injuries, disorders such as TMJ disorders, osteoarthritis, dislocations, and ligament injuries.
  • Muscle injuries such as muscle contusions, ruptures & bruises, and muscle contractures like frozen shoulders.
  • Neurological injuries such as prolapsed disc, herniated discs, crush injuries, neuritis, and headaches.

The Science

Explanation of Low Level Light (LASER) Therapy:

“Light therapy” is not a new concept. The sun’s photonic rays cause a seed to sprout through RNA and DNA changes. The sun’s rays are full-spectrum light, which means many wavelengths are present (400-800 Nanometers), but only one specific wavelength, or frequency, causes the seeds to germinate. In 1924 Bose and Einstein, great men of science, predicted the Laser. Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

In 1978, Dr. Frolich helped to establish the Wave Particle Theory, which now forms the foundation of quantum physics and defines the mechanism of life, as we now know it. Human cells, tissue and organs have specific frequencies that regulate important cellular functions such as protein synthesis, cellular division and communication. Frolich used quantum physics to explain that a cells living matrix must produce coherent or laser-like oscillations, unique resonance’s. He stated that these resonance’s serve as signals that integrate processes such as growth, injury repair, immune mediation and the overall functioning of the organism. Each molecule, cell, tissue and organ has an ideal resonance frequency that coordinates its activity. Using certain laser frequencies can alter or balance the body’s systemic defense and repair mechanism.

Pathologies manifest themselves as chemical imbalances with the underlying cause being electromagnetic. By applying a specific frequency, normal function and balance can be restored. Physicists Schawlow and Townes brought the laser into modern medical arenas, where they are being used for a variety of treatments. Most of the lasers used in the medical field have been High Frequency Hot Lasers, which are catabolic (destructive) in nature such as the ones used in eye surgery. Cold Lasers are anabolic, or regenerative in nature.

Laser therapy is based on photochemical and photobiological effects of the cells and tissues. With laser light, cell functions are stimulated, especially the increase of a cells ATP (energy). This increase in ATP synthesis is associated with increased cell metabolism; increase collagen synthesis, stimulation of DNA formation, improved immune system function and increased new formation of capillaries. The laser also has been shown to increase neurotransmitters (serotonin), to increase enhance tissue regeneration through increasing fibroblasts and keratinocytes, to increase antioxidants and to accelerate bone and scar healing.

Most significantly, research shows that every cell has a least three kinds of basic receptors for neurotransmitters (i.e., serotonin, dopamine), hormones (insulin, thyroid, estrogen) and photoreceptors. The laser affects the human cells through the photoreceptors, causing a physiological effect. Nerves, for example, are affected by the temperature, the pH within the cell, the oxygen available, and the amount of ATP (a cellular unit of energy) available. The laser stimulates ATP production and oxygen at a cellular level, which activates enzymatic cascades that help the cell to detoxify itself. These changes result in activating cells or nerves and setting up an environment in which they function best.

Accelerated healing, the primary goal for any kind of injury.