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A laser is basically a focused beam of light that emits photon energy. When light is focused properly, all of the photons are traveling in the same direction and at the same wavelength; this is also known as coherent light. When light is not focused, it scatters in all directions and becomes diffused. This is called non-coherent light.

Low Level Lasers

Low level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers used in many surgical procedures to cut, and cauterize tissue. Low-level lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate rather than destroy tissue. These lasers have been used for over 25 years, and there has yet to be one recorded side effect. Low-level laser studies have been done and proven to be effective in many cases.

How it works

These lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased micro circulation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased range of motion.

Current Specials:

We are currently running a winter special. 10 sessions of Cold Laser Therapy for $100. Please feel free to call our office to inquire or schedule your appointment today!

Smith Chiropractic; 269-329-1660

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