Low level laser is an effective, penetrating monochromatic and polarized light that has been proven to be effective for cellular regeneration. Low level laser penetrates deeply due to a coherent light force which consists of photons all traveling in the same direction and at the same wavelength to restore abnormal cellular function. The laser stimulates ATP production, increases collagen synthesis, stimulation of DNA formation, increases neurotransmitters (serotonin), increases tissue regeneration to accelerate muscle, nerve, cartilage, bone and scar healing. Over 1,500 published studies have confirmed the efficacy of low-level laser therapy.
Myofascial Release is a soft tissue technique in which a force is applied to a musculoskeletal structure to release or stretch the underlying fascia and to mobilize any adhesions. Fascia is a thin layer of connective tissue that covers and supports a muscle. Myofascial Release aims to release skeletal muscle tissue shortness and tightness with a safe, low load stretch on the underlying structures to release fascial tightness and myofascial pain.
A sprain is not as simple a condition as some people think. It is an injury related ailment that primarily deals with damage to the ligament. The damage can be mild to severe and dictates the response. Any part of the body can be injured or sprained. For example, you can sprain an ankle or a back with equally devastating results. A sprain is typically more difficult to treat because ligaments respond much more slowly – since ligaments are the tissue that actually binds joints together, it is crucial. Treatment is critical in the early stages of a sprain in order to attain full, or as full as possible recuperation. Treatment will normally consist of ice and/or heat, possibly electric stimulus, and possibly manipulation therapy. Also crucial is the next step – rehabilitation. It is just as important to build up or strengthen the injured joint. Certain exercises will or should be advised in order to strengthen the area. Remember in the event of injury do not wait – check with your Chiropractor to fully evaluate your condiditon.