Transcranial Cold Laser Therapy for Concussion
Studies have shown that the use of “cold laser” so called because the beam causes no heat, has wide ranging applications for health.
Since lasers were first discovered in 1960, researchers have postulated that focused beams of energy may have an effect on human cells. In 1967, a Hungarian researcher proved just that. Endre Mester showed that hair growth could be stimulated and wounding healing was accelerated in lab mice. Today, Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT is widely accepted as an effective therapy for pain relief and tissue repair.
Transcranial laser therapy is the use of cold laser or LLLT to relieve inflammation, stimulate brain cells to regenerate faster and work more efficiently. This treatment is an effective and safe therapy for victims suffering from concussion and mild traumatic brain injury following car accidents, sports, industrial trauma, etc. Standard medical treatment for most concussions involves monitoring and rest leaving it up the body’s recuperative powers to heal. This may be alright in very mild cases, but there is growing evidence that if you do not treat a brain injury early, long term prognosis worsens leading to “Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS).” A more active therapy plan for head injuries has been shown to boost healing and get victims back to a more normal lifestyle sooner. An active plan also reduces likelihood of chronic concussion or Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS).
By exposing the body to low level laser light, photo stimulation occurs activating certain cells (mitochondria) to work more efficiently. The mitochondria are responsible for energy within your tissues. With up-regulated (improved) mitochondrial function, comes more energy for healing, repair, energy, etc.
Does Transcranial Cold Laser Therapy Really Work?
In the words of the National Institute of Health,
“Many serious brain diseases and injuries can be successfully treated with noninvasive transcranial laser therapy. “ (1)
How Much Laser Therapy Does it Take?
Every case is different, but researchers indicate that from 6 to 30 sessions may be required over a period of days to weeks to repair given tissues. The sessions are short lasting less than 15 minutes and are totally painless. Research has shown that longer exposures are actually less effective than short doses over time. Once the mitochondria have been turned on, more energy will not necessarily make them work any more efficient and if they are bombarded for prolonged periods in one sitting, it may actually slow them down.
Suffering from a Concussion, Mild traumatic Brain Injury or other Nerve Condition? Has your doctor told you, you have a concussion but there is nothing that can be done other than wait?
You should consider transcranial laser therapy because:
- It is effective
- It is safe with no side effects
- It is painless
- It is non-invasive, no shots, no drugs, no surgery
- It is relaxing
- It is affordable
For more information and details on whether cold laser therapy is right for you, call (714) 938-0575 for immediate assistance.
(1) Javad T. Hashmi, MD, Ying-Ying Huang, MD, Bushra Z. Osmani, MD, Sulbha K. Sharma, PhD, Margaret A. Naeser, PhD, LAc, and Michael R. Hamblin, PhD, Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Neurorehabilitation, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3065857/#R1