Muscle and Nerve Regeneration –Low level laser

Injured muscles and damaged nerves have caused many patients much discomfort for a number of years and have forced patients to utilize various treatments to try and combat the pain they’ve experienced. Cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy is a relatively new treatment option that many health and medical professions have turned too in the treatment of damaged muscles and nerves. Cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy as it is commonly referred as, is a non-invasive alternative therapy that incorporates a non-heat laser to penetrate the underlying tissues to aid in the healing of tissues/ nerves and decrease pain and inflammation over the affected area. The cold laser treatment is helpful for patients and provides many benefits. The laser light photons trigger the body to initiate healing and increases the regeneration and repair of cells by stimulating the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell). A major benefit of Cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy is that it reduces the formation of scar tissue, bruises and promotes the reabsorption of fibrous tissue/scar tissue.

Nerve loss can result in subjects losing motor function in their extremities, so with the help of the cold laser therapy, it increases the reconnection process of nerve cells which restores the motor function lost previously. The cold laser/ low level laser therapy also plays a major role in accelerating cell growth for muscle regeneration. The laser enhances cellular reproduction and the growth rate and speeds up the healing phase of the damaged muscles. Using satellite cells and decreasing the oxidative stress on muscle tissue will improve muscle performance and decrease fatigue when exercising.

How is Cold Laser Therapy applied?

 The portable device is held over the injured area, and is slowly distributed around the affected area as well as the local healthy tissue. The cold laser therapy will modulate the healing phases to ensure that there is optimal tissue repair without excessive scar tissue and wound contraction.

 Treatment sessions last 5-20 minutes and involves the laser being rotated over the entirety of the injured nerve or muscle. It is recommended that the patient receives daily treatment sessions with the total visits equating to 5-10 depending on how well the tissue is healing.

Low level laser therapy also known as cold laser therapy is used to influence cellular ATP production which in turn increases the rate of DNA synthesis. The increase in protein synthesis the body gains from laser therapy results in cell proliferation benefits and allows tissues to heal. Repeated doses of low level laser therapy amplify systemic and cellular effects and thus decrease the duration of the injury.

For a fast, cost effective and painless treatment for muscle and nerve regeneration, Cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy at Lakeside Laser may benefit you. Lakeside Laser offers cold laser therapy for a range of musculoskeletal injuries and is centrally located in Perth’s North. Lakeside Laser can be found at 3/45 Central Walk in Joondalup and has visitors from all around Perth including Tapping, Osborne Park, North beach, Hillary’s, Yanchep, Kingsley, Sorrento, Iluka, Burns Beach and Beldon. We have HICAPS onsite, so you can claim from your Health Fund on the day of treatment. Health Funds available for claiming include Medibank, HBF, Bupa, CU Health, NIB, Police Health Fund, GMF, SGIO, if yours is not listed please ask. If you would like further information or would like to book an appointment feel free to give us a call on 9300 0095 or head to our website Our Laser team look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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