Laser Therapy in Beachwood, OH

Worldwide Medical Studies of LLLT Have Shown Safe and Proven Relief For The Following:

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any many more…

How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair mechanisms in the presence of injury, sports and workout injuries, inflammation and with certain disease processes. LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage, loss of function and in facilitating a more rapid repair of damaged tissues creating stronger healed tissue structures.

It does this through the action of photo-stimulation of specific wavelengths affecting the light reactive biological cell receptors (chromophores) in the body.

This modifies the effects of injured tissue and reduces the overall duration of inflammation, while enhancing your body’s specific repair and healing mechanisms. This in turn reduces pain, spams and increases natural range of motion and flexibility of the injured area(s).

Multiple Clinical Studies Have Noted The Following Results of LLLT:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Increased vasodilation
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Increased cell membrane potential
  • Increased microcirculation
  • Increased lymphatic response
  • Enhanced nerve regeneration
  • Reduced inflammatory duration
  • Increased pain threshold
  • Reduced edema magnitude
  • Increased tissue and bone repair
  • Increasedenzyme response

Depth of Tissue Penetration

Some 30+ years of scientific study and clinical research has provided us with detailed information on the reaction of biologic organelles (cell structures) to laser light. It has also shown us which wavelengths penetrate most deeply and what energy levels effect biological processes in the most desirable manner. We need to fully understand the relationship between the depth (from the skin surface) of the target tissue and the ability of the therapeutic laser light to reach that tissue.

The light from the laser distributes in the tissue in the shape of a ball or an egg . This is dependent on the wavelength of the light. Short wavelengths give a smaller and fairly round ball-shaped distribution, while longer wavelengths give a more eggshaped distribution. The shorter 632 nm visible red wavelength is more readily absorbed by blood and skin surface components, thereby limiting its tissue penetration.

The longer 830nm invisible infrared wavelength is not as readily absorbed therefore it has significantly greater depth of penetration. A greater amount of photons are delivered to the target tissue with the 830nm wavelength.

There is now ample clinical evidence that in contrast to other wavelengths, the 830 nm laser light produces specific beneficial biological reactions that are not produced by other wavelengths. This unique ability to stimulate greater response is the key to 830nm laser therapy.

What Makes The Difference In Successful Treatment with LLLT?

The answer to this question is essentially one of penetration and delivered energy. In the treatment of soft and connective tissue injuries and disorders, the goal is to deliver the most effective laser wavelength to the target tissue.

Success Is In The Photon

One of the major contributors to the effectiveness of low level laser therapy is the exchange of energy from light photons to the biological receptor.

In order to achieve any therapeutically significant response, there has to be sufficient photons delivered to the target tissue.

The availability of photons for stimulation is a function of both the appropriate wavelength and device power output.

These two factors determine the amount of photons reaching the desired location.

In treating conditions of greater than 1 cm in depth from the skin surface, the combination of the 830nm wavelength with a 30mW output produces the optimum photon beam.

Devices using other wavelengths and the very low 5-10 mW output lack the capability to supply adequate photon energy to deep tissue conditions.

Stimulates Increased ATP Production

Laser therapy has been used by leading scientists and clinicians around the world for over 20 years. In Japan, where laser therapy is considered a preferred medical practice, Dr. Noriko Mochizuki et al published a clinical study on the effect of laser therapy and ATP production.

In that study, the scientists found that tissue levels of ATP were significantly increased when the target area was irradiated with 830nm wavelength laser light. The study further stated that this beneficial increase in ATP production was not the result of temperature modification, but rather a direct response to the effect of laser light photons.

This study also showed that while 830 nm wavelength laser light stimulated ATP increases, laser light at 632nm had no stimulatory effect on ATP production.

This study along with a host of other clinical reports confirm the singular ability of the 830nm laser wavelength to stimulate cellular responses that result in accelerated metabolism and repair.

Since ATP functions as the primary fuel for cellular activity, stimulated increases of this energy source greatly enhances cellular ability to perform and complete biological processes.

Cold Laser Results in Increased Endorphins

Clinical studies done by Dr. Laakso et al from Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia have confirmed that significant increases in plasma levels of endorphins resulted from 830nm laser irradiation. This same study showed that low dose diation do not result in significant increases in endorphin levels.

It is also important to note that this study confirmed that the 30mW power output provides better results than the low power, 5-10 mW units in endorphin stimulation.

The ability of the 830nm wavelength to stimulate the production of pain reducing plasma endorphin levels, while other wavelengths did not, is important when clinicians are treating painful conditions.

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Washington Post article on the Laser, 2004: Olympian Ambitions – The U.S. Olympic training centers in Colorado Springs and Chula Vista, Calif., are using cold lasers. The Olympic training center in Lake Placid, N.Y., plans to offer the therapy within a few months.According to Edward Ryan III, director of Sports Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the cold laser has given athletes significant relief from pain and increased their range of motion. Because the device is hand-held and portable, he said, it can even be used in competition venues. NFL: The Washington Post reported the use of the MicroLight Laser by the New England Patriots of the National Football League prior to their 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory.

If You Are Suffering From Any Of These Chronic Conditions :

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any many more…

Then Call Our Office Today To Schedule Your Personal FREE Consultation!

Demarea Daniels
Demarea Daniels
20:44 10 Jan 23
I enjoyed myself today this is the most peaceful place to go to in Cleveland they got some really... professional friendly people when you first walk in they greet you and explain details to you perfectly and the chiropractor is a expert I left here today feeling stress-free and peacefully they are a work of magic I will for ever come to this beautiful 5 star building for ever and every month if I could I’ll give them 1000 stars thank you so much for treating me❤️💯read more
Jean Goulder
Jean Goulder
01:02 23 Jun 22
Dr. Christian is kind and caring. She is very encouraging and effective!
Barb Mabry
Barb Mabry
01:08 15 Mar 22
I was very hesitant to go to a chiropractor. But I am so glad I did. Dr Lori and staff are very... kind and caring. She has literally got me back on my feet. I am now able to get more steps in with no pain.My lower back is feeling much better and no limping when I walk.read more
Colleen Grant
Colleen Grant
20:32 23 Oct 21
I recently started seeing Dr Christian for help with neck pain and tension headaches. She is very... kind and thorough, and I’m already feeling so much better! I’m paying out of pocket, and I appreciate how Chagrin Chiropractic is upfront and transparent with their pricing. Highly recommend!read more
Jane Monreal
Jane Monreal
21:06 27 Sep 21
Dr Lori and her staff are professional, mindful and caring. Helping me through such a difficult... time and literally taking my pain away, I will always appreciate their dedication. Dr. Lori, aria, Susan, and Suzanne, thank you for the comfort and making me smile. You guys rock!!!!read more
Matt Smith
Matt Smith
16:06 09 Mar 21
Dr Lori is awesome! She assesses the situation makes her adjustments which are amazing and off you... go. She's thorough when she needs to be and keeps you in line when you're not doing what you're supposed to. Have recommended her to friends and family.read more
VLAD VOLKOV
VLAD VOLKOV
03:22 11 Feb 21
This is amazing place to make your body again strong and healthy. Thank you so much Dr. Lori and... all staff persons for your taking care of me and professionalism.read more
Jennifer Burk
Jennifer Burk
19:13 28 Aug 20
I have been seeing Dr. Christian for a herniated disk in my L5/S1, which likely occurred long... before I started seeing her this summer.After starting with conservative treatment, I was still experiencing considerable back pain. Dr. Christian recommended a spinal decompression package last month, offered at her office. Since I started treatment in mid-July, I have had remarkable improvement. Prior to treatment, my pain level was between a 4 and a 6. Now, it’s at a 0-1, and I’m only 75% complete. I truly feel like a regular person again.Dr. Christian is extremely knowledgeable, kind, yet candid, which I appreciate. Her staff is very welcoming and professional. They all take many cleaning precautions due to Covid-19.Highly recommend.read more
Micaela McSpadden
Micaela McSpadden
00:36 11 Jun 20
Dr. Christian is the best! You are in great hands both literally and figuratively. I paid... out-of-pocket and had a wonderful experience- transparent, reasonable pricing with a thorough examination and care. Thank you Chagrin Chiropractic!read more
Joe Golan
Joe Golan
20:17 21 Apr 20
Great service and Excellent results fix my neck issue I’m so happy thank you
Cleveland James
Cleveland James
20:51 04 Dec 19
Best in the field. I was in a car accident that left me in pain and unable to work or even complete... normal tasks after receiving treatment at Chagrin Chiropractic I am 100 percent and able to enjoy life as I did before Dr Christian gave me many differentoptions of my care to fit my comfort level effectively I thank them so much for their hospitality wouldn't trust my bones with anyone else ....ps the lazer treatment works really well saw almost immediate resultsread more
Lisa Brockwell
Lisa Brockwell
18:08 30 Oct 19
I was a skeptic before going to Dr. Lori Christian. I was desperate to get some kind of relief from... the pain I was in.After the first visit I was no longer that skeptic. For me, the relief I have experienced, has been nothing short of a miracle. I would highly recommend Dr. Christian to anyone who wants to feel better!!read more
Dr. Olga Demidova
Dr. Olga Demidova
16:38 09 Oct 19
Dr. Christian has been treating my family and I for many years. We live her office and a grateful... for her care. Thank you so much.read more
Elissa Berman
Elissa Berman
18:45 23 Aug 19
I have seen Lori for nearly 10 years and she is outstanding in so many ways. She is kind, gentle... and professional. She cares about her patients and while she treats their symptoms she treats the whole person. I have chronic pain from an autoimmune disorder and Lori treated me with a sample of a CBD ointment that made me pain free for three hours. That has never happened before. I am so grateful she thinks out of the box and cares for me with such compassion and professionalism.read more
Jeannie Clarkson
Jeannie Clarkson
15:37 19 Jun 18
Dr. Lori Christian is outstanding. I had no experience with a chiropractor until she was... recommended to me by a friend. She was professional, honest, and dedicated. My back pain was helped tremendously, including ways to help myself at home. The staff is friendly, welcoming and hard-working.read more
Hannah Tate
Hannah Tate
20:21 06 Feb 18
Dr. Lori was wonderful and very knowledgeable! I had an amazing first visit. After an outstanding... alignment and laser treatment therapy my injury is already feeling better. Between the friendly/personable staff and Dr. Lori herself overall my experience was GREAT! Highly recommend.read more
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