Laser Treatment at OSMC

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment provides patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body’s own natural healing system to relieve pain. Increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.

How Lasers Work

Laser works by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photon of light. The body absorbs the lasers light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which then the body uses to commence its own tissue repairs. The biostimulating effect of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.

Popular Conditions Treatable with Laser

Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
Rotator Cuff Tears
Knee Pain (FDA Approved)
Achilles Tendinitis
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neck Pain
Osteo Arthritic Joints


Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 20 minutes per session. The total number of treatment sessions required varies between 5 to 30 depending on your body’s natural healing rate and the severity of your condition.

Based on Chronicity

   - Acute Condition (1-5 Days After Injury): 4 to 6 Treatments
   - Sub-Acute Condition (5-14 Days): 12 to 15 Treatments
   - Chronic Condition (15 Days-Months): 20 to 30 Treatments

The Theralase laser’s dual wavelength super pulsing technology is the only laser that penetrates up to 4" into tissue activating all three known cellular pathways.

1. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Pathway: Accelerates Healing
2. Nitric Oxide (NO) Pathways: Reduces Inflammation
3. Lipid Absorption Pathway: Decreases Pain

Benefits of Laser Treatment

It stimulates deep tissue regeneration and relieves pain and inflammation.

Increased Metabolic Activity
   - Produces higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells: Adenosine triphosphate (APT).

Increased Vascular Activity
   - Induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.

Rapid Cell Growth
   - Accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.

Faster Wound Healing
   - Stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.

Anti-Inflammatory Action
   - Reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
   - Reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns, or post surgery.

Stimulated Nerve Function
   - Speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas or “dead limbs” caused by slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue back to life.


1) Laser will never be used within ½ inch of the eye structure. Never point laser in the direction of any person’s eyes.

2) Do not treat endocrine glands such as the pancreas and the thyroid.

3) If you are a new patient or a patient who may be light sensitive, we will spot test the laser on an area of tissue to determine if you are adversely sensitive to laser treatment.

4) If you have currently been prescribed photosensitive medicine, NSAIDS, Steriods or corticosteroid medicine, we try to allow 2 weeks as a wash out period prior to laser treatment. If a wash out period is not possible, the laser power will be reduced to ½ of the recommended power indicated and increase with each treatment as your reliance on photosensitive medicine, NSAIDS, Steroids, or corticosteroid medicine reduces.

5) Under no circumstances should you feel anything more than a slight warming effect. You should never feel hot sensations, pain or burning.

Are Theralase Lasers Harmful?

Lasers are used for tissue stimulation and are not strong enough to damage cells; even if they were used 24 hours a day on your condition, they would not be able to harm you.

Can the Laser Treatment Burn?

There are two general types of medical lasers: heat generating lasers which cut through tissue and damage tissue and cold laser such as the Theralase, which stimulates tissue repair, reduces inflammation and eliminates pain.

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