Providing Laser Therapy Throughout The San Francisco Bay Area
The Class IV K-Laser provides pain relief for plantar fascitis, arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, hip pain and much more.
Hamilton Chiropractic Offices, located in Berkeley offers laser therapy for pain using the Class IV K-Laser. The K-Laser employs a high power heat laser in protocols designed to reduce and relieve pain, as well as encourage tissue regeneration and healing. Many individuals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area seek the K-Laser therapy for pain. This has made Hamilton Chiropractic Offices a leading source for advanced rehabilitation. The K-Laser which provides High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) offers relief of pain from a variety of conditions, including plantar fascitis, arthritis pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, hip pain and much more.
The Class IV K-Laser is affordable, has zero side effects, and is completely painless! If you’re looking for laser therapy in San Francisco or the surrounding Bay Area, our Berkeley office is an easily accessible to most residents (a short walk from North Berkeley BART station.)
Cold Laser History & Why it Works
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) presented the first theory about laser that paved the way for other researchers and the development of other studies for laser. Laser stands for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. In 1960, the first laser was demonstrated. It was Theodore Maiman, a physicist who discovered a way to emit a short-lived, intense and powerful beam of red light. In 1969, a Hungarian scientist named Endre Mester, presented publication of finding using residual or low intensity laser in medicine. He found that this beam has the effect of relieving pain, speeding up the healing process and producing less scar tissue.
The Science Behind Laser Therapy
Researchers conducted a study to expose tissue cultures to low level lasers. In these studies, the enzymes of the cells easily absorbed the energy that was emitted by the laser light. This absorption promotes the production of ATP or adenosine triphosphate. And since there is higher ATP, this promotes healthy cells.
Berkeley Chiropractor offers Laser Therapy for your pain.
How Does it Work?
Laser therapy aims to photo-biostimulate the cells. This therapy actually excites the cells. The laser device transmits photons. The skin then absorbs these photons. (This does not cause heat to damage the tissues.) Once the photons reach the cells of the body, these beams can promote a cascade of cellular activities. It can ignite the production of enzymes, collagen substances, so that the cells will function well.
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Cold Laser Therapy treats a variety of conditions
Worldwide, cold laser therapy has been embraced to provide accelerated pain relief and healing. As a result many individuals have sought Dr. Hamilton for cold laser therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over 20 years, clinicians found that laser therapy treats a variety of conditions including:
Biological Effect of Class IV Laser Therapy
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligament and muscles are repaired faster.
Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds, scars, and burns.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, surgery, or other tissue damage. Scar tissue is a primary source of chronic pain.
Laser light has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by theses cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal gland.
Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels. More blood flow equals faster healing and less pain.
Increased Metabolic Activity
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells. The damaged cells can repair and regenerate faster.
Increased Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action, reducing nerve pain.
Photons are absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme is activated and starts the production of ATP, which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical healing reactions in the cells. As a result, long lasting pain relief occurs.
Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points (knots) and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
Call us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamilton to determine how laser therapy can help your individual situation.