There has been some discussion regarding the recent article published by Dr. Woodmansee on cold laser therapy. Many have wondered why, if the therapy has been so successful, we don’t administer it at higher powers. Studies show that cold laser therapy results in increased cell metabolism and collagen synthesis in fibroblasts, increased action potentials or nerve cells, stimulation of the formation of DNA and RNA in cell nucleus, local effects on the immune system, increased formation of the capillaries by the release of growth factors, and a great number of other measured effects.
But, the fact of the matter is that laser light regardless of the power only penetrates about a fraction of a millimeter into the skin and the cells that release chemicals that are transmitted to the body don’t change with higher higher doses. Higher doses and increased power production in cold laser therapy does not increase healing factors. In fact, it may have the opposite effect on the body.
We have found this form of treatment particularly helpful in auto accident related pain, acute injury treatment, neck, midback, and low back pain. If you have further questions regarding cold laser therapy or would like to schedule a consultation to see what it can do for you, contact the best car accident doctor in the business, Dr. Dirk Woodmansee, to begin treatment today.