Our body is made up of cells. Each cell has a different function that is vital to our existence. The Mitochondria is a cell which is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate or “ATP”. ATP is the energy that our body uses. Similar to the gas that makes your car work, adenosine triphosphate is the energy particle of our body.
Laser Therapy – How Does it Work?
When we stimulate a tissue with laser therapy, the mitochondria absorb the photons (light beams). A chemical reaction occurs within the cell, and more ATP is created. This process is very similar to how a plant uses sunlight. The plant “catches” the light and the cells use it to induce more cellular activity which allows nourishment and growth.
Wavelengths of Laser Therapy
As you know, plants don’t grow with just any type of light. Sunlight has certain wavelengths of light that the plant cells can utilize. Similarly, our mitochondria aren’t affected with just any light. A therapeutic laser (used for treating musculoskeletal conditions) should have the ability to produce wavelengths of light that the mitochondria can utilize.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
The stimulation of mitochondria and increased production of ATP has many therapeutic benefits in the body. These include faster cell growth (thereby faster healing), reduction of scar tissue, reduced inflammation, improved blood and lymph flow, improved nerve function and reduced pain.
What is the Best Laser?
Laser therapy has become popular in many different settings. This technology is used in large industry, manufacturing as well as healthcare. Within healthcare, we hear of laser eye surgery, cosmetic laser applications like scar and tattoo removal and laser hair removal. One explanation for the various uses of laser revolves around the various power outputs and the various wavelengths of light produced by different devices. The most effective lasers for treating musculoskeletal injuries don’t heat up. Often referred to as “cold lasers”, these devices can penetrate to muscles, tendons and joint structures without heating up the surface and injuring other tissues.
Conditions Treated with Laser Therapy
The following is a partial list of conditions commonly treated with laser therapy.
Tendinosis, Tendonosis, Tendinitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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