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Laser Therapy in Nerve Regeneration

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate cellular function and promote tissue regeneration. It has been studied and applied in many medical fields, including wound healing, neuromusculoskeletal conditions, and dermatology. Here are some key points related to laser therapy in nerve and tissue tissue regeneration most especially how it helps our bodies heal.


From a scientific perspective here exactly is what's happening. When properly applied laser therapy appears to greatly enhance mitochondrial (cellular activity), increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (cell energy production), and modulate various cellular signaling pathways to the rest of the body. This means Laser is acting at our biologic foundations!


Laser therapy has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and this is why we use it so frequently in our medical practice in both new and old illnesses and injuries. It helps reduce pain and inflammation in conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Laser therapy is used because it promotes wound healing in both acute and chronic wounds. It may accelerate the formation of granulation tissue which improves the overall healing process. Studies suggest that laser therapy can enhance the proliferation of fibroblasts, which are crucial for the synthesis of collagen, an essential component of the extracellular matrix in tissues.


In terms of skin issues laser therapy is used for various dermatological conditions, including wound healing, scar reduction, and skin rejuvenation. Along with infrared therapy, It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, contributing to improved skin texture and appearance.


With neurologic issues including neuropathy of which we treat extensively, research suggests that laser therapy may have neuroprotective effects and could be beneficial in the treatment of neurological conditions. This includes potential applications in stroke recovery and neurodegenerative diseases. We have found it very helpful for post concussive syndromes, chronic fatigue, and post traumatic brain injury.


Effectiveness of laser therapy depends on various parameters, including wavelength, power density, energy dose, and treatment duration. Optimizing these parameters is crucial for achieving therapeutic effects.


Laser therapy is generally considered safe when applied by trained professionals. However, precautions are necessary to avoid potential adverse effects, and appropriate guidelines should be followed.


Laser Therapy in Tissue Regeneration
Laser Therapy in Tissue Regeneration

In our practice, laser therapy is often used as an adjunctive or complementary treatment in conjunction with other medical and therapeutic modalities. Its efficacy can vary depending on the specific condition being treated.


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