Sports Medicine: Nitric Oxide

With healthy circulation, oxygen and nutrient-rich blood gets to the cells that have been damaged from a sports injury, car accident, or repetitive strain in the gym. The new TheraLase Laser provides treatment to increase Nitric Oxide which acts as a signaling molecule that sends an alert to your blood vessels to open up and get your blood moving. This allows for more blood to run through the arteries and nourish damaged cells. If there is a deficiency in Nitric Oxide, the signal to your arteries decreases and they tend to become less flexible, narrow, and even clog. Nitric Oxide is also shown to help reduce plaque and platelets from sticking to the inside of your blood vessels, so that blood flow doesn’t get blocked. This is very important in the process of healing tissue to help relieve pain. When Nitric Oxide is abundantly produced, your circulation improves. This allows for more oxygen and nutrients to get to the tissues and cells that need repair.

As we age Nitric Oxide production declines. This helps explain why it takes older individuals to sometimes take longer to heal. TheraLase Laser therapy helps boost Nitric Oxide. TheraLase laser treatment enhances the release of Nitric Oxide from the lining of arteries, causing them to dilate (relaxes blood vessels) and helps to make sure blood gets where it needs to support the repair process. As a result, TheraLase laser helps to promote the healing of damaged arteries, veins, nerves and increase ATP energy levels.

If you want pain relief from a chronic or acute musculoskeletal condition, I can use TheraLase Laser to improve the circulation in and out of the damaged tissue. TheraLase Laser therapy is cutting edge technology that addresses Nitric Oxide deficiency, and relaxes the muscles of the blood vessels to help injured cells and promote tissue healing. As a doctor, I can tell you that anything that helps improve circulation is going to benefit the healing process.


Nitric Oxide: A Physiologic Messenger, Charles J. Lowenstein, MD. Basic Science Review, 1994 American College of Physicians p 229

Nitric Oxide and geriatrics: implications in diagnostics and treatment of the elderly, Ashley Torregossa. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (2011) 8 230-242

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