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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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Laser Treatments

Laser therapy has been around for a long time but it is considered cutting edge treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
Laser therapy stimulates cellular activity, expediting the healing processes to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue. 

You can feel the warm deep tissue penetration. This deep heat significantly increases the body’s cellular production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) to reduce inflammation and heal the inflamed area.

Here are some of the benefits of using the deep tissue penetration that laser provides safely and effectively:

Healing and pain relief with no side effects, drug interaction effects, or invasive surgery.

Treats acute and chronic conditions as well as post surgical pain.

Pain relief is often felt immediately.

Most laser treatments take only 10-20 minutes.

Are you a potential candidate?

  • If you have pain that is of musculo-skeletal origin, laser therapy may be for you:
    This includes sports injuries, back and neck pain, any joint pain (knee, shoulder, ankle, etc), bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, contusions, strains and sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heel spurs, plantar fascitis, migraine headaches, neck pain/whiplash, nerve root pain, postoperative pain, repetitive stress injuries, TM joint pain and more.
  • If you have the wound that is slow to heal and has been resistant to treatment, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes slow healing fractures, as well as soft tissue injuries and ulcers.
  • If you have multiple trigger points (sore spots in the muscles) that do not go away, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes areas associated with fibromyalgia.
  • If you have had Prolotherapy or PRP, and wish to accelerate the response of healing, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes any area that has been treated with Prolotherapy/PRP injections.
  • If you need Prolotherapy or PRP therapy but are afraid of needles, you may be a candidate for laser therapy.
  • Laser therapy stimulates the same areas that Prolotherapy targets. It does it without needles, but requires a lot more time and repeated treatments to gain the result that can be gotten from Prolotherapy and laser together.

Feel free to call me directly at 310-473-2911 or call my cell phone at 310-339-0442

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