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HIGH POWER LASER TREATMENT (HPLT)
High Power Laser therapy is a new therapeutic modality for the relief of many painful conditions. Therapeutic laser bio-stimulates cells by putting laser light energy into the tissues. HPLT is a painless, safe and relatively side-effect free treatment for the relief of neuro-musculo-skeletal pain. There are many studies that show the effectiveness of laser therapy to promote more rapid healing of a wound or injury, and the same effect results in healing of nerve, muscle and skeletal pain.
Low Level Therapeutic Laser has been around since the 1960’s. High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) is a technological advance over the older Lower or Cold Laser Therapy, and has the ability to treat a much larger surface area than the Cold Laser. Bio-stimulation by the laser light results in tissue growth and repair. This results in accelerated wound healing as well as a dramatic decrease in pain, inflammation, and scar tissue formation. This results in accelerated wound healing, significant decrease in pain and inflammation. HPLT actually “heals” tissue! The results come from it’s ability to deliver healing laser energy to a specific targeted tissue.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF HPLT
Biologic Effects (From Clinical Studies and Trials):
A. Stimulates the injured and dysfunctional tissues to HEAL.
B. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT. Laser light causes vasodilation and also activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). So less edema and less pain.
C. ANTI-PAIN (ANALGESIC EFFECT). Laser effect on nerve cells blocks pain transmitted by injured cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, helps to for the pain blocking mechanism that involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal glands.
D. ACCELERATED TISSUE REPAIR AND CELL GROWTH. HPLT penetrates deeply into tissue and acclerates cellular reproduction and growth. When exposed to laser light, the regenerative cells of tendons, bone, ligament and muscles repair faster.
E. IMPROVED NERVE FUNCTION. Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
F. IMPROVED VASCULAR ACTIVITY. HPLT will increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
G. REDUCED FIBROUS TISSUE FORMATION. HPLT reduces the formation of scar tissue following damage from cuts, scratches, burns and surgery.
H. FASTER WOUND HEALING. HPLT stimulates fibroblast development (they are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing).
WHAT CONDITIONS RESPOND WELL TO HPLT?
HPLT is highly effective on both chronic and actue conditions including BACK AND NECK PAIN, TENDONITIS, SPORTS INJURIES, TENNIS ELBOW, AND REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES SUCH AS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
Exciting new research also shows benefit on such painful conditions as FIBROMYALGIA, MIGRAINES, VERTIGO, OSTEOARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
Conditions Treated With HPLT
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HPLT AND COLD LASER THERAPY?
Increasing the power of lasers allows delivery of more energy with greater efficiency and allows treatment of deeper structures (such as herniated disc and spinal stenosis) which can not be reached by lower level lasers. HPLT can penetrate and reach targeted tissues at depths of 6-8 inches. This enables us to treat almost any tissue in the body with this modality. HPLT delivers significantly more power than the typical Cold (Class III) Laser.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL BE NECESSARY?
The condition being treated and the overall health of the patient will dictate the number of treatments necessary. Some patients feel relief in 1-3 treatments. The average patient requires 4-10 treatments. Chronic conditions such as neuropathy may require more treatments. The time involved in the treatment is usually 5-30 minutes depending upon the area being treated and the underlying condition.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER HPLT?
Insurance does not cover laser therapy. While there are many studies showing the positive effects, it is still considered “experimental” under Medicare and traditional insurance. As even more data is collected in the future, it will most likely become a covered service.
However, we can offer many different payment options including prepayment discounts, packages, and financing options.
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