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Laser Beams and Health Care:

While lasers were once a figment of the imagination and something only seen in science fiction movies, now it’s become a major breakthrough in medicine. Santa Monica Chiropractic Center has a state-of-the-art cold laser treatment that has put a new spin on medicine.

Laser technology has been used in medicine for over 20 years, but now is being used for a lot more. Cold Laser, also known as Light Therapy and PRK was used to reshape the eye long before Lasik. It is still the preferred method for patients and less invasive. Cold lasers have also been proven to restore hair, and in some early experiments the laser was used to produce healing and hair restoration to damaged skin surfaces.

The recently FDA approved cold laser can be used for the treatment of some soft tissue damage repair for problems like carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Michael Campbell, a Santa Monica Chiropractor, has witnessed almost miraculous results using cold laser with his patients. “First and foremost we are using cold laser as a supplement to existing methods, and finding that we can speed up the healing and improve the overall results almost every time”, explains Dr. Campbell.

Cold Laser gives off no heat, hints the name, and the curative process works by the light energy itself reaching from 1 1/2″ to 3″ under the skin to stimulate healing of damaged cells. While the way this works is not fully understood, it is believed that the increased energy applied to those cells signals the body to either increase, decrease, or accelerate natural healing mechanisms such as wound healing, inflammation, or pain management. Dr. Campbell continues, “We have seen old injuries that are very resistant to all other types of treatment respond almost immediately to cold laser, and even old scar tissue from decades-old sports injuries are showing improvement.”

The uses for cold laser include: sprains, back and neck pain, old knee injuries, repetitive motion issues, and more recently the common cold. Dr. Campbell has seen improvements in symptoms for the common cold, “The very same reasons cold laser works on muscle tissue gave us expectations that it would work on irritated linings of the mucus membrane. It goes right back to those early experiments that showed faster healing of skin tissue.”

Dr. Campbell has a fully equipped and functional facility offering top quality chiropractic care to Santa Monica, CA and the surrounding areas. They specialize in auto injuries, sports injuries, strains, sprains, and, pre and post surgical rehabilitation. They serve all areas of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Culver City, Venice, Playa Del Rey, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood. To see if cold laser treatment works for you call 310.829.7339, or visit santamonicachiropractic.com.

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