LZ30 Therapy Laser / Photobiomodulation
State-of-the-Art Treatment to Increase Health and Wllness, and Decrease Chronic and Acute Pain
What is LASER?
LASER is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification of Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is a focused beam of healing light energy. It is “non-ionizing” meaning it does not collect in the tissues and so is very safe.
The effects of low level laser treatments are photochemical. Photons enter the tissue and are absorbed in the cell’s mitochondria and at the cell membrane by chromophores. These chromophores are photosensitizers that generate reactive oxygen species following irradiation thereby influencing cellular redox states and the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Within the mitochondria, the photonic energy is converted to electromagnetic energy in the form of molecular bonds in ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). In order to interact with the living cell, laser light has to be absorbed by intracellular chromophores. Cell membrane permeability increases, which causes physiological changes to occur. These physiological changes affect macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, mast cells, bradykinin, and nerve conduction rates. The clinical and physiological effects are obtained by the way in which tissues absorb laser radiation. This tissue absorption depends on the wavelength of the beam itself and the power to ensure that the laser energy reaches the target tissue at the necessary clinical levels. The improper wavelength of laser light would not penetrate into the tissue to reach the target area. Furthermore, even if one has a laser with the proper wavelength, if the device does not have enough power to drive the energy into the tissue, the target area may not realize the potential benefits. Each type of laser emits light at a very specific wavelength which interacts with the irradiated tissue. It also acts in particular with the chromophores present in the tissue, but in a different way. A chromophore, intrinsic or extrinsic, is any substance, colored or clear, which is able to absorb radiation. Among the endogenous chromophores are water and hemoglobin, nucleic acid and proteins. Among the exogenic chromophores are porphyrins and hematoporphyrins, which are injected into the organism. These are described as photosensitizers because they fix themselves to the tissue making it photosensitive at specific wavelengths. (source: https://www.multiradiance.com/sports-medicine/faq/faq/)
How does LASER work?
The LZ30’s infrared laser light works locally at the point of pain or wound site to address symptoms, reduce pain and speed tissue healing. The LZ30’s red laser light works globally to treat underlying causes, it stimulates the cells’ mitochondria to create the (ATP) energy which cells need to heal and function at their peak. Your doctor may recommend laser treatments with a new injury to stabilize the injured area, speed up healing and reduce pain; or for chronic conditions to improve muscle strength, increase joint range of motion, and also to reduce pain.
How will it work for me?
The benefits of this most researched and proven wavelength for health and healing are widely known and varied. LASER benefits include:
- increased energy of the cell and overall cellular healing
- reduction of pain
- relaxed muscles and increased range of motion
- improved circulation
- accelerated healing of wounds and burns
- anti-oxidant = decreased inflammation
- promotes collagen production for tissue repair
Since laser therapy is global/body-wide, many patients have also experienced improved conditions which were not treated with laser. We may laser multiple areas to treat one condition including: the area of pain, the supporting muscle, and also the nerve root associated with that muscle and pain point. This is because the muscle is the primary stabilizer of the joint (a typical pain point), and if the muscle is weak, it makes the joint susceptible to an injury, if there’s already an injury, then a weak muscle may make the joint susceptible to inflammation.
If you have pain you likely have inflammation. Certain nerves are connected to certain muscles, and by lasering the nerve root associated with the muscle, the laser is delivering energy at both ends for most efficient healing.
What will I feel?
Ease of movement; greater strength; less pain. As with all healing modalities, patients respond at different rates and have different sensitivities. Some patients feel mild warmth, others a tingling sensation, and others–nothing at all; these are all normal and the laser is working to help the patient in all these scenarios.
How long will the benefit of my laser treatment last?
Results can be immediate and last from days to weeks, in some cases–months. Sometimes the issue returns only if the patient re-injures that area. As with all therapies, patients respond differently and so some require several treatments to address the symptom as well as the underlying cause, while others respond with fewer treatments. Contact us today to see if this treatment can benefit you.