thérapie au laser

18 novembre 2012

TREATING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

Laser therapy for brain injuries Laser therapy might heal the brain It is well known that laser therapy is helpful for all types of pain and soft tissue problems. However, one of the most exciting trends in laser therapy is the use of lasers to heal the brain, nervous system, heart, lungs, and liver. The following two studies demonstrate the value of laser therapy in treating the brain. In the first study, patient 1 had a traumatic brain injury for 7 years following a motor vehicle accident. 500 milliwatts of laser therapy was applied directly to the patient’s skull. Initially, the patient was only able to work for 20 min. on her computer. After eight weekly treatments, her ability increased to 3 hours! The patient continues to perform nightly home laser therapy treatments because if she stops treatment for more than 2 weeks, she regresses. Laser therapy can improve cognition Patient 2 had a history of traumatic brain injuries following a sports accident, a fall and military service. An MRI showed frontal lobe atrophy. Before treatment to her skull, she was on medical disability for 5 months. After 4 months of laser therapy treatment, medical disability was discontinued and she […]
18 novembre 2012

Laser therapy and dental abscess

Laser therapy for dental abscess Laser therapy beneficial effects There is a lot of research showing the beneficial effects of laser therapy in the veterinary and dental fields and this study confirms the value of laser therapy in both professions. These researchers reported on the successful treatment of a chronic dental abscess and infection in a Wallaby, an Australian animal that looks like a small kangaroo. Laser therapy decontaminated pulp cavity This report describes a case of jaw bone infection involving a tooth that was successfully treated using endodontic techniques with low-level laser therapy at 810nm, the same wavelength as the Apollo. The low level laser was deemed important for successful decontamination of the pulp cavity, because of its anti-inflammatory, and biostimulatory effects. This study shows how versatile laser is for humans and Wallabies! By the way, for those of you interested in trivia, the Australian national rugby team is nicknamed the “Qantas Wallabies” J Zoo Wildl Med.2010 Dec;41(4):703-9. Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Kilgallon CP, Bicknese B, Fagan DA. Successful treatment of chronic periapical osteomyelitis in a […]
18 novembre 2012

CAN LIGHT THERAPY HEAL EYE DAMAGE?

Laser therapy for eye damage ? Low level laser therapy not damaging Many of us worry about the possibility of cool lasers causing eye damage. This is an interesting study because it supports past research that cool or low level laser therapy (LLLT) and LED light are not damaging to the eyes. Laser therapy heals cellular damage In this study, rats were raised in dim light and then exposed to bright continuous light for 24 hours to create eye damage. Then, the animals were treated with 670nm light at the dose of 9 J/cm². As you might expect, the bright light caused damage to the rats’ eyes. Of interest is the fact that the cool, infrared light treatment or low level laser therapy healed the cellular damage. The researchers expressed the belief that infrared light is protective against light induced retinal damage even when it is applied after exposure. They also expressed the belief that it has the potential to become an important treatment to prevent or treat light damage to the retina. The researchers also felt that it could be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of retinal conditions involving many inflammatory mechanisms. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Mar […]
18 novembre 2012

LASERS FOR LOVE HANDLES?

Lasers melts fat ? Lasers reduce inflammation, pain and stimulate tissue healing We know that lasers are a valuable tool to reduce inflammation, pain and stimulate tissue healing. Yet, there is a lot of confusing information about the therapeutic effect of extremely lasers in the range of 5 to 30 milliwatts for fat reduction. High powered hot lasers dissolve fat This clinical trial described and evaluated the effectiveness of the Erchonia “Zerona” Laser System for fat reduction and body contouring. Circumference measurements revealed no statistically significant reduction in fat. Ultrasound measurements also did not reveal a statistically significant reduction in fat layer thickness. Research does document the effectiveness of high powered, hot lasers to dissolve fat which can then absorbed by the body. Cool lasers have been proven to make tissue look better but we believe that is due to its effect of stimulating collagen production. I am sorry to say that there is no proof at the present time that cool lasers can get rid of those love handles! Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb;43(2):114-21. Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au laser medical For more information please consult our specialized website about Low level laser therapy References Elm CM, […]
18 novembre 2012

LASER REDUCES SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

Laser therapy and shoulder Laser therapy for subacromial syndrome Subacromial syndrome is the most common cause of impingement syndrome, the inability of the shoulder to elevate above the head. The cause of this impingement is usually shoulder tendinitis and rotator cuff damage. The most common treatments are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy. Recently, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was tested to see if it improved the results when used in conjunction with an exercise program. Laser therapy reduces pain In this study 80 human patients received laser treatment or placebo and exercise therapy for ten sessions over a 2 week period. This study proved that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) combined with exercise produced a statistically significant increase in range of motion and a significant decrease in pain compared to the group that did not receive low-level laser therapy (LLLT) treatment. This is one more study proving that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) plus exercise is more effective than exercise alone. Now we know why so many professional and elite athletes demand low-level laser therapy (LLLT) treatment for sports injuries. It is proven to improve performance! Clin Rheumatol. 2011 oct 30. Vous pouvez consulter notre page qui traite de la thérapie au […]