What is Laser Therapy?

How does it work?

The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) commonly used in LLLT can be produced by laser or high intensity LEDs. The intensity of LLLT lasers and LED’s is not high like a surgical laser. There is no heating effect, this is why they are called cold lasers.

The effects of LLLT are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct intensity and treatment times are used, red and near infrared light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP. This improves cell metabolism and reduce inflammation. These effects can be enhanced with pulses however when analgesia is required there is a second mechanism which works best when a strong continuous beam is applied. LLLT is popularly used for soft tissue injuries such as:-


Joint conditions

Neuropathic (nerve) pain

Non-healing leg and pressure ulcers

Skin rejuvenation

Lymphatic drainage 

Wound healing- including Pre and post surgical

Even stopping smoking

At Riverside Chiropractic Group we have two different types of probes: LED and LASER. The combination of both LASERs and LEDs deliver photons to both the superficial and the deep tissue. This means that our therapy is the best available and the most effective for natural healing.

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