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Presented by Dr. Grey A. Rappe, D.C.

Debilitating pain makes every day tasks difficult - even sleeping! But it doesn't have to be that way. New advancements in healing and pain management mean you can safely and naturally eliminate the burden of chronic pain.

High power laser therapy is widely recognized as a safe, pain-free and non-invasive medical procedure, and considered the latest advancement in reliable, highly effective pain relief and tissue repair. The effects of Laser light energy have been well documented over the past 25 years. Studies show the energy produced by a high power laser therapy device affects the body by accelerating the healing process of damaged or dysfunctional tissue, providing faster treatment and rehabilitation of various acute and chronic pain conditions. Rappe Chiropractic, Inc. utilizes the new Avicenna 30 watt High Power Laser, one of the most technologically advanced, and deepest penetrating therapeutic lasers approved by the FDA. This new innovation from Avicenna delivers 30 watts of laser power directly into deep tissue, penetrating further than before, stimulating more nerves, and generating a greater increase in nutrient rich blood flow. We are the only center in the valley utilizing this state of the art laser.

Lasers can be used for a number of different purposes; however, Therapeutic Lasers are unique to the field of medicine. Unlike surgical lasers, which cut through the skin and seal small blood vessels during surgical procedures, Therapeutic Lasers offer a wide variety of benefits to patients and do so while harmlessly passing through the skin. The wavelengths of light actually create physiological changes within the cells of the body‚ a process called photobiomodulation. These benefits include pain reduction, improved healing time, increased blood circulation and decreased inflammation.

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Numerous clinical studies and research trials have been conducted on the beneficial effects of laser therapy for a whole host of clinical conditions. Below are some of the more widely studied biological effects of Laser Therapy.

Pain Relief
High Power Laser Therapy can bring pain relief by decreasing inflammation and swelling, and by increasing the production and release of endorphins and enkephalins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals within our bodies. Laser Therapy can also reduce pain by blocking the pain signals transmitted from injured parts of the body to the brain. This decreases nerve sensitivity and significantly reduces the perception of pain.

Improved Nerve Function
High Power Laser Therapy can speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection, which can decrease the time necessary for nerve cells to heal after an injury. Laser Therapy can also increase the strength of the signals sent along nerve fibers, which improves overall nerve and muscle function. This is why Laser Therapy can be so beneficial at reducing the sharp pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensations often related to nerve injury.

Faster Wound Healing
High Power Laser therapy can stimulate the production of fibroblasts, the building blocks needed to create collagen. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair damaged tissue.

Inflammation Reduction
High Power Laser Therapy can cause the smaller arteries and lymph vessels of the body to increase in size, a mechanism called vasodilation. This increased vasodilation allows inflammation, swelling and edema to be cleared away from injury sites more effectively. Bruising can often be resolved more quickly as well, due to this particular biological effect.

Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
High power therapeutic lasers penetrate deeply into the tissues of the body and can stimulate the production centers of individual cells. This stimulation increases the energy available to these cells causing them to absorb nutrients and expel waste products more efficiently. This can dramatically accelerate the repair of injured tissue, leading to faster muscle, tendon, and ligament healing.

Improved Blood Flow
High Power Laser Therapy can significantly increase the formation of new capillaries within damaged tissues. With more capillaries delivering more blood to the injury site, healing can sped up and wounds can close more rapidly, reducing the formation of scar tissue.

Increased Metabolic Activity
High Power Laser light significantly increases the oxygen and nutrient load capacity of the red blood cells that pass through the laser beam during treatment. This allows for increased metabolic activity and production of certain specific enzymes. These energizing effects can be felt across the entire body and are not just limited to the area exposed to the laser light.

Reduced Formation of Scar Tissue
High Power Laser Therapy can reduce the formation of scar tissue resulting from cuts, burns and surgery. This is done by speeding up the healing process, improving the blood flow to the injured area and more effectively carrying away waste products. Faster healing always leads to less scar tissue formation.