Restorative Laser Therapy

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What is laser therapy?

Our Restorative Light Therapy Program uses several different types of light therapy.  We have a Class IV Laser, Cold Laser, Infrared, Red Light and Low Level Light Therapy.


The basics of light therapy is that it utilizes specific light wavelengths to penetrate damaged tissue and begin the healing process.  The light wavelength activates the photoreceptors inside of tissue cells’ causing it to produce adenosine triphosphate, which the cells use for energy.  This process stimulates the damaged cells, which then results in healing, reduced inflammation, the reduction of pain, improved nerve function and increased vascular activity.

  • Laser therapy combined with Chiropractic care enhances the nervous system’s ability to direct healing resources, and helps to jumpstart the healing processes locally. This multifaceted approach speeds up the injury recovery process and provides long lasting relief.

  • Regenerates damaged cells, accelerating tissue repair
  • Boosts circulation
  • Reduces inflammation and bruising
  • Stimulates endorphin production for pain relief

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy aims to photo-biostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light.  When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons.

The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect.  Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities.  Laser therapy light can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, ATP synthesis, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues.  This is a critical step in reducing long term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Other formative cells are also positively influenced and immune enhancing effects are increased in the number of macrophages. Simply stated, laser enables patients to get out of pain faster and heal at the same time.

Laser therapy helps speed up pain relief but it also:

  • Accelerates wound healing. The energy from the cold laser speeds cellular growth and reproduction and prompts the development of fibroblasts, cells that play a vital role in wound healing. The result is a faster recovery from injury.

  • Reduces swelling and inflammation. Swelling and inflammation may be part of the body’s natural response to an injury, but they often contribute to the patient’s discomfort and limit their ability to move the damaged area. With less inflammation and swelling, patients see a decrease in bruising and discomfort and an increase in mobility.

  • Decreases scar tissue. Cold laser therapy reduces the formation of fibrous tissue during the recovery process, so less scar tissue forms as surgical incisions, cuts, scratches, and burns heal.

  • Improves vascular activity. Treatment with laser energy encourages blood and lymph circulation, flooding the affected tissue with the raw materials the body needs to perform repairs on its tissues.

  • Enhances metabolic activity. The laser’s energy spurs increased oxygen delivery to the targeted area, prompts a more effective immune response, and fuels a greater output of specific enzymes. This additional activity contributes to speedier healing.

  • Stimulates nerve function. When nerve function in damaged tissue lags, the result is numbness or loss of function. The light energy emitted by the cold laser supports the recovery and reconnection of nerve cells, speeding the restoration of feeling and control to the site of the injury.

  • Reduces pain. Cold laser therapy fights pain in multiple ways. For starters, it supports faster healing, and a shorter recovery time means less time spent being uncomfortable. More directly, this therapy is effective in decreasing inflammation, swelling, scar tissue, and nerve dysfunction. Since these are all factors that can cause discomfort, reducing their impact means the patient experiences less pain.

Laser therapy enhances the nervous system’s ability to direct healing resources, and helps to jump start the healing processes locally. This multifaceted approach speeds up the injury recovery process and provides long lasting ​​relief.

How ReliefCare is Used for Restorative Laser Therapy

ReliefCare is a non-surgical, drug-free, fast-acting protocol that has been developed and mastered for over 30 years by Dr. Christopher Cordima. ReliefCare is a scientific approach that combines FDA cleared technologies and state-of-the-art therapies which together provides a cumulative effect that increases the healing mechanism within the body.

ReliefCare uses innovative FDA approved technologies that addresses three key areas to help achieve long-lasting pain relief:

  • ReliefCare treats the source of the pain to achieve relief as fast as possible.
  • ReliefCare helps to reduce chronic inflammation which in turn improves the immune system and enhances the mitochondrial energy which our cells need to fight off the risk of disease.
  • ReliefCare restores function so the body can heal properly and fight against disease-related conditions that cause pain.

What Types of Therapies are Used in ReliefCare?

It’s extremely difficult to explain medical therapies and services via the internet or over the phone versus in-person. As always, we would like you to call (617) 629-2600 and make an appointment for your first consultation. From there, we can meet, explain and show you the different ReliefCare therapies being used by our patients today.

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