Lasers for Wound Therapy
Low-level laser therapy helps speed up the healing process in order to reduce pain. So it should be no surprise that the modality is also effective in wound healing.
Patients with poor blood circulation, diabetes or long-term immobilization (who are at risk for bedsores) are all candidates for low-level laser therapy. Other wounds that could benefit include those due to traumatic injuries, burns, non-healing surgical incisions or other diseases.
Research on laser therapy and wound healing has compared laser therapy to sham treatment in human patients over a one-month period. Based on wound contraction, color and luminance, the laser-treated wounds offered superior results. Today, researchers also believe that laser therapy is beneficial to the tissue surrounding a wound.
As a result, laser therapy is an effective option for patients with wounds that are not responding to convential treatments. It can also be used in conjunction with other therapies to help improve circulation to the tissue surrounding the wound to promote further healing.
More and more, chiropractors are expanding services in order to grow their practices.
Many chiropractors are now offering massage, acupuncture and nutrition therapies. Laser therapy is one more recent, high-tech service. Not only can lasers be used for musculoskeletal pain and inflammation management, but they can also be used to help heal various wounds and abrasions.
How does laser therapy heal wounds?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) delivers light energy to the cells. This speeds up a healing process known as photobiostimulation. Because the laser is set at a low level (on average 1-500 mW), there is minimal burn risk.
This article excerpt, by Tina Beychock, originally appeared here: http://www.chiroeco.com/lasers-for-wound-therapy/32279/.
Apollo Lasers are powerful, state-of-the-art portable or desktop lasers that reduce pain, inflammation and stimulate healing. The low-level laser technology safely penetrates the skin one to two inches, effectively stimulating regeneration of damaged cells and tissues. This process brings rapid h
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