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Photobiomodulation

Laser therapy, West Los Angeles, Brentwood.

Photobiomodulation (Low Level Laser therapy, light therapy) is a regenerative cell therapy in our body. Laser light therapy, when in contact with the skin, increases oxygen to the tissues. Laser light therapy reacts with white blood cells, proteins, cytokines, and red blood cells which increases mitochondria function and the tissue oxygen supply. Laser is used to treat many of my patient cases regarding the blood vessels, muscles, tendons, nerves, and joints. Laser therapy decreases pain and works on stimulating anti-pain mechanism mediated by serotonin and our endogenous opioid systems.

Lack of oxygen to the tissues is a very painful condition known as ischemia. Photobiomodulation also known as Low Level Light Therapy stimulates oxygenation which will allow neo-angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth), and improves vascularization to soft tissues. Inflammation is inhibited by light therapy and inflammatory metabolites from injuries are removed so the local tissue is able to heal. In my office I use lasers to decrease local pain which favors patient’s ability to regain lost ranges of motion and improve recovery of joint function. Laser therapy is painless and safe. Patients find it a very useful treatment with a low risk of complications and high success rate.

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