Laser therapy delivers specific red and infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within an affected area. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002. Our Summus Medical Laser has become one of our most effective tools at reducing pain.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a light therapy that uses red and near infra-red light to induce photochemical reactions in the body on the molecular and cellular levels. Summus Medical Laser protocols combine wavelengths, pulsing and power to achieve unparalleled therapeutic effects including modulation of inflammation, reduction in pain, accelerated tissue healing and increased circulation
During laser therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
The effectiveness of this Laser has provided treatment for A-C Joint Sprain, ACL/PCL Injuries, Acute & Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Disc Degeneration, Facet Joint Injury, Ligament Injuries, Migraine Headache, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Neuropathy, Sciatic Pain, Sports Injuries, Sprain/Strain, TMJ, Tendonitis, Torticollis, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.