Non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue.
Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery.
The main goal of treatment for debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. In addition to ATP, laser stimulation also produces free nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species.
Nitric oxide is a powerful vasodilator and an important cellular signaling molecule involved in many physiological processes.
In concert, the production of these signaling molecules has been shown to induce growth factor production, to increase cell proliferation and motility, and to promote extracellular matrix deposition. The fundamental principles that underpin Class IV Laser treatment as currently understood in the scientific literature, are relatively straightforward.
There is a consensus that the application of a therapeutic dose of light to impaired or dysfunctional tissue leads to a cellular response mediated by mitochondrial mechanisms that reduce pain and inflammation and speed healing.