Laser therapy is a non-invasive FDA-cleared modality that helps reduce inflammation, accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, reduce scar tissue formation, improve circulation and decrease pain. Laser therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions and post-operative pain. In some cases, it may be an alternative to taking pain-relieving drugs and can help patients avoid surgery.
Our office utilizes a Medray Dual Class IV laser. Class IV laser therapy is nearly 5x faster than Class III or cold laser therapy, allowing for optimal results. For laser therapy, be sure to schedule your initial visit with Dr. Byrne.
Laser therapy is relatively straightforward. As currently understood in literature, application of laser therapy leads to a cellular response mediated by mitochondrial mechanisms that reduce pain and inflammation and improve healing times. The cytochrome c complex, located within the mitochondria, is vital to cellular metabolism. As laser therapy begins, the cytochrome c complex is stimulated which leads to an increased production of ATP, which is the molecule that facilitates energy transfer within the cell. In addition to cellular energy metabolism, laser stimulation also produces free nitric oxide to improve microcirulation in damaged tissue, deliver oxygen and proteins to the cells, all while removing waste.