Cold Laser Therapy in Puyallup

Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help improve healing and repair and reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.

Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. Generally, you will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.

Depending on the condition being treated your therapy may be administer through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. This will depend on how chronic or acute the condition is and which area is being treated.

Here is a list of some of the type of conditions the laser can treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fasciitis (ie, Plantar)/Fasciosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hand / Wrist
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hip
  • Joint
  • Knee
  • Ligament Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Myofasciitis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parasthesia
  • Post Operative Pain
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Psoriasis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Restricted range of motion(frozen shoulder)
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder or Rotator Cuff injury
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain/Strain injuries (ie: Ankle sprain)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon Tears
  • Trigger point pain

Laser Therapy has numerous beneficial effects for relieving pain, resolving inflammation and increasing the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair. It has also been shown to stimulate the immune system, resolve infection and improve the function of damaged neurological tissue. Laser Therapy is also effective in increasing collagen production, bone repair, reducing edema, increasing lymphatic drainage, and increasing production of capillary beds.[1]

It works by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis in the mitochondria, activating the electron transport system, and many other biochemical and biophysical reactions in the tissue.[2]

Once you have a treatment with the laser you will not only experience the quick benefits but longer lasting effects to your cells which ultimately will improve your ability to heal.

According to a the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in their book, “Oxidative stress, Disease and Cancer”, the ability of cells to reduce oxygen to produce energy (ATP-If you remember your high school Biology class) is fundamental to aerobic life (That’s you and me). Unfortunately, production of energy by reduction of dioxygen leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species that cause oxidative stress. It is now well established that oxidative stress causes extensive damage to cellular components, which can lead to a number of diseases, including cancer.