Hi Everyone! Well, it’s a hectic time of the year and we’re all so busy doing so much stuff sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. You get stressed, causing headaches (migraines). We put up lights and decor causing pain (strained muscles). Unfortunately, sometimes we fall off ladders, trip on cords and basically have accidents from being in a rush.
So if you have any of the above or the conditions listed below Laser Therapy O.C. can help. Call for an appointment: 424-262-8646. Have your holidays be fun and pain free!
I am offering a 15% discount to new patients this month. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Laser Therapy O.C.
Here are some other conditions I can help you with:
Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, Sprains, Strains, Repetitive Stress, Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritis, Shingles, Shoulder, Back and Knee Pain, Neuropathy, Open wounds, burns, Sports injuries, Work related injuries and more!
Surgery can be a scary and intimidating thing. Some times it’s a necessity to help your body repair an injury or with a life threatening condition. Laser therapy is one modality that can help with post surgical recuperation. It will heal you twice as fast. What does that mean for you as a patient? It means that you will be out of pain quicker. You will have a reduction in inflammation and bruising. This allows your body to obtain range of motion more quickly in instances of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or ankle surgeries. For other types of surgeries it reduces inflammation and pain healing the surgical area more efficiently. It will prevent scar tissue build up inside and reduce scaring on the surface (see before and after pictures on the website).
How does laser therapy achieve this?
K-Laser is leading the way in pain management, tissue repair, safe treatments, and fast treatment times.
- Dual-Wavelength Beam that penetrates Deep into the Tissue
- Continuous & Modulating Frequencies to Promote Pain Control and Healing
- SuperPulse Mode for Deeper Therapeutic Penetration
- High Power Delivering Larger Doses, Resulting in Shorter Treatment Times
- Presets that Result in More Consistent and Safe Treatment Outcome
If you are ready to be pain free, drug free and to start enjoying life after surgery faster, consider laser therapy as part of your post surgical healing rehabilitation treatment. Call us for an appointment today. You will be glad you did.
Laser Therapy- Healing Your Pain… Changing Your Life…
As summer comes to a close and the fall weather heads our way people will now be looking forward to the beautiful fall leaves. This means on our walks or bike rides as we gaze at the beautiful colors we may not pay much attention to where we are going. Unfortunately, that’s when falls and trips happen. We may think a small fall is no big deal, however, it may cause bruising, cuts / scrapes, sprains and even concussions, especially if you fall off a bike. How does laser therapy fit in to this picture?
Understanding how the laser works is pretty simple. K-Laser is a photon light which works by bringing more blood and oxygen to the area and activating the mitochondria of the cell causing it to release ATP, waking that cell up giving your body a head start on the healing process. This allows your body to heal in half the time it would normally take getting you back out there enjoying the cool fall days and beautiful scenery.
Come in as soon as you can after the fall or trip. It is a painless way to heal.
Laser Therapy O.C. – Healing Your Pain… Changing Your Life…
It’s hard to believe that summer is over and it’s already time for school. With that comes football games! Football comes in two forms. American football, with helmets, pads and a funny shaped ball and European football, i.e. soccer, where they are less protected but still receive the same types of injuries. One of the biggest injuries in football are knee injuries. It can be a slight sprain or it may be a more serious injury like ligament or tendon tears and even fractures. Another injury that has become more prevalent in football are concussions and yes Laser Therapy can help greatly with concussions. In fact numerous professional teams use Laser Therapy on their players for all the the above mentioned injuries.
The other side of an injury is the emotional factor. The player wants to be in the game! They’ve waited all summer to play and now they are sidelined and Laser Therapy can accelerate the bodies healing process and get them back in the game twice as fast.
How does Laser Therapy work?
- Dual-Wavelength Beam
that penetrates Deep into the Tissue
- Continuous & Modulating
Frequencies to Promote Pain Control and Healing
- SuperPulse Mode for
Deeper Therapeutic Penetration
- High Power Delivering
Larger Doses, Resulting in Shorter Treatment Times
What are the benefits of Class IV Laser Therapy?
- Dramatic pain relief
- Dramatic acceleration of healing to repair injured areas faster
- Increased circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrition to an area
- Increased cellular reactions
- Decreased scar formation and stiffness
- Non-addictive with no side-effects
So the results of laser treatment are beneficial in numerous ways. If your child has an injury get him laser treatment as soon as possible. It will heal, prevent scar tissue, reduce pain, and give them peace of mind knowing they will be back in the game sooner than later!!!
Call for an appointment today… 424-262-8646 You and your child will be glad you did.
How to Treat Summer Injuries
Yay, it’s Summer!!! As the days heat up we start becoming more active outdoors. Our weekend warrior goes in to high gear. That is when we experience more injuries. Strains, sprains, pulls, tears, aches and pains all pop up unexpectedly. Whether you’re playing baseball, surfing, skateboarding, golfing or even playing Corn Hole, injuries can occur.
Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling/inflammation. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States. K-Laser Therapy is used to treat numerous conditions.
Injuries Treated with Laser Therapy
- Knee Pain / Arthritis
- Cervical Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Back Pain
- Strains & Sprains
- Open Wounds
- Shoulder, Hip, Elbow & Hand Pain
As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality. So when you feel that twinge of pain or strain, or if you have a more serious injury, please call for an appointment. It will let you enjoy your summer pain free.
K- Laser Therapy – Healing Your Pain… Changing your life!
I hope you have a safe, fun filled summer!
Tennis elbow (lateral Epicodylitis) is a painful condition caused by overuse and muscle strain. The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist. Tennis elbow affects 1% to 3% of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis. Tennis elbow affects men more than women. It most often affects people between the ages of 30 and 50, although people of any age can be affected.
Although tennis elbow usually effects tennis players it also affects other athletes and people who participate in leisure or work activities that require repetitive movements. Usually, the arm, elbow, wrist, and hand movement, especially while tightly gripping something is most common. Examples include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers, house or office cleaners (because of vacuuming, sweeping, and scrubbing), carpenters, mechanics, and assembly-line workers. Basically, anyone that has repetitive motion and use of their elbow.
The pain associated with tennis elbow may radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist. Pain and weakness may make it difficult to:
Shake hands, squeeze objects, turn a door knob, open jars, hold objects such as a cup of coffee.
What is the solution to Tennis Elbow?
The Class IV K –Laser is at the heart of tech world when it comes to healing. It provides a safe, effective, non-invasive, painless solution for Tennis Elbow injuries. Patients respond exceptionally well to K-Laser treatment for this kind of injury and often see instant results. Many are healed completely after a few treatments. Each cell has its own energy field. The laser uses red and infrared light to stimulate the mitochondria of the cell, the power plant, which then releases the chemical ATP, Adenosine Tri Phosphate, which wakes the cells up so they can talk to each other again. It increases the healing time by 50% or more. Before you consider surgery or if you are being treated with Physical Therapy, give K- Laser a chance and try a drug free, painless way of healing.
Diabetic Neuropathy & K-Laser Therapy
Disorders of the nervous system and/or nerve damage may cause diabetic neuropathic pain. It could be a type of burning, shooting pain that is often severe and chronic. Diabetic Neuropathy arises when high blood glucose levels erode the integrity of nerves and blood vessels. Class IV K-Laser utilizes predetermined wavelengths of near-infrared and red light to increase circulation and decrease pain, swelling and inflammation indicative of neuropathies. Following a series of successful clinical trials, the FDA further cleared K-Laser therapy for facilitating repair and regeneration of damaged tissue due to the laser’s ability to draw nutrients, oxygen and water into inflamed soft tissues.
K-Laser, “photobiomodulation”, increases cellular metabolic activity while improving transport of nutrients in and out of a cell’s membrane by triggering production of ATP (a chemical necessary for cell health). K-Laser works to relieve nerve inflammation, reduce neuropathic pain and facilitate blood flow throughout the affected area. In addition, ongoing clinical research shows the K-Laser to be a safe treatment for diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy-related neuropathy and many other chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, Bell’s Palsy and plantar fasciitis.
Not all neuropathies are caused by diabetes. In fact many people are told they have diabetic neuropathy and they don’t have diabetes. There are many different causes of neuropathic pain, many which are not known. Laser therapy will work on the cellular level to eliminate this pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering from diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy neuropathy or any kind of pain anywhere in their body please call Laser Therapy O.C. at 424-262-8646. Laser Light Therapy – Changing Your Life – Healing Your Pain!
I know this is a bit long but very exciting news.
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is pleased to announce that due to the growing research and interest in Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery will expand its scope and title to Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery in January 2019. We are pleased to announce that Michael R. Hamblin, PhD will join the journal as Editor-in-Chief in August 2018. Dr. Hamblin has published more papers on this topic than anyone in the field (per Web of Science).
Raymond Lanzafame, MD, who has provided strong leadership for the journal as Editor-in-Chief for over two decades, will take on the role of Executive Editor to ensure a smooth transition. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lanzafame for his long-term commitment to the Journal and the field.
Dr. Hamblin is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His major research interests span photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photobiomodulation. Dr. Hamblin has published more papers on this topic than anyone in the field (per Web of Science). He has published 420 peer-reviewed articles, which have had more than 31,000 citations (h-factor 89). He is Editor/Associate Editor for 10 journals and serves on several NIH Study Sections. Dr. Hamblin has authored/edited 23 textbooks on PDT and photomedicine including SPIE proceedings. Dr. Hamblin was elected as a Fellow of SPIE in 2011, received 1st Endre Mester Lifetime Achievement Award Photomedicine from NAALT in 2017, and the Outstanding Career Award from the Dose Response Society in 2018.
Dr. Hamblin is eager to take on this challenge and has provided the following Vision Statement for the Journal:
Photobiomodulation is one of the hottest growing areas in biomedical science today. The rise of the internet has led to increasing interest and demand for nonpharmaceutical, safe, and effective treatments for a wide range of human diseases and conditions. Now that the molecular and cellular mechanisms are becoming more well-understood, the field is poised to join the 21st century. For many years “low level laser therapy” struggled to gain credibility and acceptance in both the medical and general communities. There has never been a journal that was the accepted “go-to” venue to publish PBM papers, until now. To introduce the term “photobiomodulation” into the Journal title marks a sea-change, and to keep the term ‘laser” will ensure that all PBM and LLLT papers will fit in. Since PBM is growing apace, the number of citations each good-quality paper receives will also grow in concert. Therefore, I envisage the impact factor will significantly rise. Special issues, commentaries, and provocative editorials will continue to raise the profile of the Journal, accompanied by judicious use of social media, such as Twitter.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Lanzafame and welcoming Dr. Hamblin.
Chief Editorial Officer
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
Venous ulcers represent about 70–90% of all leg ulcers. Incidence is higher in individuals over 65 years of age. Women are proportionally more affected, due to their higher survival rates compared to men. The natural history of a venous ulcer is a continuous cycle of healing and tissue derangement that can persist for a long time. Conventional venous ulcer treatment is currently based on a combination of topical care (wound dressing) and compressive therapy. Educating patients on self-care, which includes wound dressing, hygiene, diet, and exercise, is a must. Laser Light therapy has been used in addition to conventional therapy with promising results, especially in patients with acute ulcers.
Healing Laser Light Therapy is a form of “photobiomodulation” that uses a photon light capable of generating enough energy to interact with living tissues. Laser Therapy produces photo-chemical and photo-physical effects without generating heat. The intention is reestablishing cell homeostasis. Essentially, light energy is delivered topically in a controlled and safe manner. The light is then absorbed by photo-absorbers (chromophores) that transform it into chemical energy. Basically, the photon light increases the production of ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate). ATP is responsible for maintenance of the cell function. The resulting energy is used to normalize cellular and tissue functions according to normal tissue genetics and physiology, thus promoting more consistent tissue repair. Positive effects include acceleration of tissue repair, increased formation of tissue, and wound contraction (closing up) . Laser Therapy takes away the inflammation and reduces pain, sometimes immediately.
If you have been suffering with Venous Ulcers and would like to alleviate pain, heal in half the time and prevent scaring call for an appointment today.
(Note: I have chosen not to put images of this disease on the page. If you are not sure what it looks like please Google images of venous leg ulcers. Thank you.)
K LASER THERAPY SHINGLES TREATMENT
With the upcoming holiday season your stress levels may be elevated. This can active an outbreak of Shingles. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus as the Chicken Pox. Shingles is extremely painful and there are but a few options to relieve the pain. There are 3 stages of Shingles. 1. Burning, numbing, itching pain followed by a small rash. 2. Pain and rash are followed by a red patch containing small blisters, usually filled with clear fluid. 3. Small raw ulcers that eventually dry up and crust over, forming scabs and they fall off within 2 to 4 weeks. If your child has Chicken Pox please remember the same treatment works for them also.
K Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, pain free, light based therapy that uses a combination of red and infrared light using specific wave lengths. The photons of light are absorbed by the mitochondria in cells and results in an increase of cellular activity. This dries up the Shingles blisters, reduces inflammation and pain, alleviating the cycle of the occurrence by half the time.
K Laser Therapy will help to prevent the serious complication of PHN (Postherpetic Neuralgia). Postherpetic neuralgia is a long term condition after the shingles rash has disappeared. There may be burning, stabbing or dull pain over the area sometimes persisting for weeks, months or years. The area shows extreme sensitivity to touch. Using K Laser Therapy with specific protocols patients may notice an immediate improvement in pain of approximately 20–30% during the administration of the first 3 treatments. During the course of 8-12 treatments, patients usually experience 90-100% relief of pain and other symptoms. Of course each patient varies in their healing time. This is an excellent alternative to taking pain medications or suffering for weeks or months.
Tell your loved ones about K Laser Therapy. Help them be pain free and enjoy this upcoming holiday season.