Waist and Lumbar laser
LLLT mechanism and application. Incoming red and NIR photons are absorbed in cell mitochondria, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) and releasing nitric oxide (NO), which leads to gene transcription via activation of transcription factors (NF-?B and AP1).
lasers are also called cold lasers, soft lasers,
biostimulation lasers, low-intensity lasers, etc...
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is the use of a low-powered laser that emits specific wavelengths of light in the visible red and/or far infrared range for therapeutic purposes. This involves the application of low power light to areas of the body in order to stimulate healing. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.
The reason why the technique is termed LOW-level is that the optimum levels of energy density delivered are low when compared to other forms of laser therapy as practiced for ablation, cutting, and thermally coagulating tissue. more
Controlled research into the effects of low level laser is currently being conducted in various European centres and in Japan.
Knee injuries and conditions treated by low-level laser include tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus tears, runners knee/chondromalacia patella, knee joint effusion, iliotibial band syndrome, osgood schlatters disease, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Low Level Laser Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Metaanalysis
Lucie Brosseau, Vivian Welch, George Wells, Peter Tugwell, Robert de Bie, Arne Gam, Katherine Harman, Beverly Shea, and Michelle Morin
Objective. Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affect a large proportion of the population. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) was introduced as an alternative noninvasive treatment for RA and OA about 10 years ago, but its effectiveness is still controversial. We assessed the effectiveness of LLLT in the treatment of RA and OA.
Results. In patients with RA, relative to a separate control group, LLLT reduced pain by 70% relative to placebo and reduced morning stiffness by 27.5 min (95% CI –52.0 to –2.9), and increased tip to palm flexibility by 1.3 cm (95% CI –1.7 to –0.8).
Conclusion. LLLT should be considered for short term relief of pain and morning stiffness in RA, particularly since it has few side effects
Low-level powers use very low power and no heating of or damage to the tissue occurs. Low-level laser treatment increases cell metabolism.
Karu has shown that visible and near-infrared radiation is absorbed in the respiratory chain molecules in the mitochondria (e.g., cytochrome c oxidase), which results in increased metabolism, which leads to signal transduction to other parts of the cell, including cell membranes, and ultimately to the photo response (e.g., stimulation of growth).
Karu T.I. (2003). Low-power laser therapy. In: Biomedical Photonics Handbook (T. VoDinh, ed.) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 48, pp. 1-25
Low-level lasers emit light in the red and infrared range. Red and infrared light penetrate deeply into human tissue, where the light energy is absorbed and turned into biochemical energy. By increasing cellular energy in the treated area, low-level laser therapy is believed to speed healing and reduce inflammation and pain. There are no known side effects
lasers are not magical; it is the light that they produce that yields the biological effect
How does it work?
Photons, which are particles of electromagnetic energy, are emitted from the low power laser. These particles enter the tissues and are absorbed in the mitochondria, which are tiny structures within the substance of each individual cell. The energy is converted to chemical energy within the cell. The permeability of the cell membrane changes which in turn produces various physiological effects. These physiological changes affect a variety of cell types including macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and mast cells.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT)/ Photobiological techniques are sometimes less invasive than those used in other areas of science, allowing the sample to respond without incurring much damage. It is no coincidence that two of the most important macromolecules in biology - DNA and chlorophyll - respond readily to light. In fact absorption of light by plants is the driving force for much of the life on earth.
COLD LASER THERAPY is a treatment whereby a cold laser is utilized to treat chronic and acute pain. Cold laser therapy is used for persons suffering from back and neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, joint pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, busiitis, neuropathy, Achilles tendon pain, migraine headaches, sprains and strains, carpal tunnel and other associated pains. Cold laser therapy is also used in the treatment of conditions such as TMJ, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and other inflammatory and scarring conditions
Could be used on the Elbow as well
What is it used for?
Low-power laser therapy is used by physical therapists to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains, by dentists to treat inflamed oral tissues and to heal diverse ulcerations, by dermatologists to treat edema, non-healing ulcers, burns, and dermatitis, by orthopedists to relieve pain and treat chronic inflammations and autoimmune diseases, and by other specialists, as well as general practitioners. Laser therapy is also widely used in veterinary medicine (especially in racehorse-training centers), and in sports-medicine and rehabilitation clinics (to reduce swelling and hematoma, relieve pain, improve mobility, and treat acute soft-tissue injuries). Lasers and LEDs are applied directly to the respective areas (e.g., wounds, sites of injuries) or to various points on the body (acupuncture points, muscle-trigger points).
Cold Laser therapy, whether using low intensity radiation in the visible or near-infrared region can be beneficial in a number of clinical situations, from pain remission to wound healing. Unfortunately, the absence of this type of phototherapy from the mainstream of medicine makes it unavailable to patients who could benefit from it.
tissue injuries, including sprains and strains, tendonitis
Joint conditions, including arthritis, tenosynovitis and capsulitis
Chronic pain, including Trigeminal neuralgia and chronic neck and back pain
Wound management, including skin ulcers, pressure sores and burns
Skin infections, including cold sores, warts, verruca
The laser may also be focussed on acupuncture points to assist with smoking cessation and the relief of short or long-term pain
LLLT for central nervous system (CNS) neurological disorders. NIR light can penetrate through the skull into the brain, reducing neuronal cell death, reducing inflammation and increasing the likelihood of neurogenesis. The retinal nerves and the spinal cord are classified as part of the CNS, and light is delivered for similar reasons into the eye or to the neck or back at the site of the spinal cord lesion. Source
LLLT for pain relief, inflammation and healing. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of laser biostimulation as a therapeutic modality for pain management (Strong, 2002). Alterations in neuronal activity have been suggested to play a role in pain relief by laser therapy.
Many published reports document the positive findings for laser biostimulation in pain management. This level of evidence relates to chronic neck pain (Chow et al., 2005), tendonitis (Bjordal et al., 2006), chronic joint disorders (Bjordal et al., 2003), musculoskeletal pain (Gerber et al., 2001), and chronic pain (Aronoff, 1999). Randomised controlled trials provide evidence for the efficacy of laser therapy in chronic low back pain (Frazer et al., 2003).
LLLT significantly improves wound healing in both diabetic rats and diabetic mice. LLLT was also effective in X-radiation impaired wound healing in mice. Furthermore, the total collagen content was significantly increased at 2 months, when compared with control wounds. The beneficial effect of LLLT on wound healing can be explained by considering several basic biological mechanisms, including the induction of the expression of cytokinesis and growth factors known to be responsible for the many phases of wound healing. Figure below shows the mechanism of LLLT on wound healing (Lucas et al., 2002).
|LLLT for Wound Healing. Cells in the wound respond to light induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to the expression of growth factors, such as transforming growth factor beta (TGF), and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), which encourage synthesis of more collagen, increased formation of blood vessels, and less inflammation, all of which increase wound healing. Source|
Most health care plans do not cover LLLT because the FDA considers LLLT investigational, experimental and unproven (though approved for use since 2002 by the FDA). More large clinical trials that follow stringent scientific guidelines are needed. Though there have been many trials they have been considered inadequate. (1)
The cost of one treatment is typically about $50 with an average of 10 treatments given. The number of LLLT treatments needed depends upon the condition being treated, the severity of the condition and individual response. The effect of low-level laser therapy is accumulative. Though some people have immediate results, improvements are often not noticed until after 3-5 treatments.
Now you can own your own system for the approximate cost of treatments
Cold laser therapy increases serotonin levels which allow the body to heal itself. Cold laser therapy is non-thermal and noninvasive. A combination of cold laser and electric stimulation, cold laser therapy is one of the most effective healing therapies in the medical community today. Completed in one to three sessions, cold laser therapy is not only significant in reducing treatment times, it is cost effective as well.
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1) Not suitable for the following groups: cancer patient, pregnancy, patient with hemorrhagic diseases. 2) Children shall only use the instrument under the direction of their parents.3) The elder patients and sensitive patients must accept the low-power and short-time treatment at the beginning, the rate of work could be increased as the body adjusts.
LLLT Irradiation should be avoided over melanomas as the irradiance may increases "melanoma tumor "growth in vivo.
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Waist Care Laser
Waist Care Massager combines massage, pressure kneading, vibration and Laser irradiation and LED technologies together. It can improve the blood circulation as well as enhance the strength and stability of the lumbar region. It plays an important role in supporting and protecting the Lower back as well
Knee Care Laser combines massage, pressure kneading, vibration and Laser irradiation and LED technologies together. It can improve the blood circulation as well as enhance the strength and stability of the Knee
Complete Laser Care System
• Increase production of
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)
The laser probe provides energy with a combination of predominantly laser light (810nm) and peripheral laser light (650nm) diodes to provide a distribution of laser energy over the entire effected area. By applying the laser energy, it triggers normal cellular functions that lead to faster wound healing, pain relief and accelerated functional recovery. It is the most innovative and promising laser therapy device released to date.
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