Cold laser therapy has been used for over 40 years worldwide to relieve pain, regenerate nerves, heal wounds, solve addictions, and even remove scars. Cold laser therapy causes our tissue -muscle, skin, and nerve- to heal faster...66% faster, according to one FDA study!
Cold laser therapy, more specifically, works at the cellular level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body's activities result from the use of ATP, like gasoline to a car. Cold laser therapy stimulates mitochondria to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. With more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and relief comes quicker.
As with many alternative therapies, you may receive alternative benefits to being treated, in addition to what you were being treated for in the first place. This is due to the ATP that is produced being "systemic", or sent throughout the entire body.
The laser used in our practice is the Erchonia PL5000. The Erchonia cold laser device gained recent FDA approval for the non-surgical treatment of neck and shoulder complaints and is widely used in the NFL and by the USPS tour de France team chiropractor.