Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) at Dr. Douglas Brooks, D.C. is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue in order to accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase optimal functionality. We are proud to announce that the Cold Laser Therapy device used at Dr. Douglas Brooks, D.C. is absolutely state of the art and FDA cleared for cellular regeneration.
Cold Laser Therapy is one of the best and most effective solutions for treating your pain, all without the dangerous effects of invasive surgery and prescription drugs or painkillers. At Dr. Douglas Brooks, D.C., our Cold Laser uses low level light rays which are absorbed by the skin, which increases cellular repair and tissue healing. Cold Laser Therapy is the preferred method of treatment for professional athletes and Olympic teams across the entire United States. Worldwide medical studies have shown safe and proven relief for the following conditions:
What is Tendonitis? Tendonitis is the inflammation of the fibrous cord (tendon) that attaches a muscle to a bone. The most common cause of this inflammation is what is referred to as a repetitive stress (or strain) injury. By frequently overusing a muscle through a repetitive motion, for example while playing tennis, golf or using a computer keyboard for hours at a time, a tendon becomes inflamed. Where there is inflammation, there is usually pain. If the site of irritation has no chance to rest and recover, and the inflammation continues, then fibrin and other inflammatory "debris" will accumulate. This, along with a decrease in blood vessel activity will lead to fibrosis and the formation of scar tissue.
What is a “Spur"? A spur is a calcification that forms where a tendon attaches to a bone. This is the final stage of a chronic tendonitis condition. Fortunately, Cold Laser Therapy is the most effective treatment for tendonitis. Cold Laser Therapy works by stimulating the regeneration of tissue at the cellular level (such as cartilage). It also stimulates and re-establishes blood flow to an acute or chronic injury site. This helps carry accumulated inflammatory "debris" away from the injury site and allow healing nutrients into the area. In cases when a spur formation exists, even though the spur remains, the Cold Laser can effectively treat the site and remove the associated inflammation and in most cases, permanently remove the pain.
What is Arthritis? There are several forms of arthritis, but the most common is "wear and tear" or "degenerative" arthritis. This is simply a wearing down of any joint due to injuries, repetitive stress/strain, or from chronic structural imbalances (bad posture, etc.). The best way to diagnose degenerative arthritis is by x-ray. The two things that can usually be visualized are: a wearing of cartilage (evidenced typically by decreased space between the bones) and an increased calcium buildup on the joint surface of the bone (spurs are an example). Just as in the case of tendonitis, Cold Laser Therapy has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for arthritis because of its ability to stimulate the regeneration of cartilage and to heal inflamed tissue. A person could have complete absence of joint pain and have much improved mobility from Cold Laser Therapy treatments, even though x-rays still show severe degeneration.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain, call Dr. Brooks today at (661) 829-5966. Scheduling an appointment at our Bakersfield office is the first step to a pain free life!