Light Therapy

Light Therapy

Dolan Family Chiropractic is excited to announce the arrival of new low level laser technology for treatment of low back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, arthritis pain, and sports injuries. The new Dynatronics Solaris light therapy system uses a 1,000 mW Superluminous Diode applicator with a wavelength of 880 nm. This is the same equipment used worldwide on professional athletes in all kinds of sports. Light therapy is delivered using either a hand held probe for a more localized treatment, or a pad that can cover larger areas and can be wrapped around injured parts of the arm or leg. The treatment is painless and only takes a couple minutes. It effectively treats a wide variety of aches and pains including neck and low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, bursitis, tendonitis, hip pain, disc injuries, shin splints, arthritis pain, sports injuries, scar tissue, and plantar fasciitis to name a few.

The Solaris system’s light therapy has a number of benefits that help accelerate the healing process and relieve pain faster than conventional treatments alone. It increases blood flow to injured areas by increasing the formation of new capillaries which speed up the healing process by carrying more nutrients and oxygen in and removing waste products from the area. Light therapy stimulates the production of collagen which is essential to tissue repair. It also stimulates the release of ATP. ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the major carrier of energy in our body. Increasing ATP allows injured cells to accept nutrients and remove waste products faster, resulting in accelerated healing. Light therapy also has a positive effect of the lymphatic system which has been found to play a large role in the healing process. The lymphatic system has a part in controlling edema, or swelling, in injured areas. This swelling has a liquid portion that is controlled by the circulatory system and a protein component that is controlled by the lymphatic system. Recent research has shown that light therapy can increase the diameter of both lymphatic and venous vessels which can double the flow rate of both systems, resulting in faster draining of swollen areas. Light therapy increases RNA and DNA synthesis which helps replace damaged cells faster. It also reduces the excitability of nerves by bombarding irritated nervous tissue with negatively charged photons, causing the release of positively charged calcium molecules, resulting in a calming effect within the nerve. The Solaris system stimulates fibroblastic activity which enhances the repair process and increases phagocytosis, which is the process by which specialized cells clean up dead or injured cells in order for proper healing to take place. The combination of the above effects results in faster healing times and a stronger, more efficient end product.

The Solaris D880plus Infrared Cluster uses 32 infrared super luminous diodes emitting a wavelength of 880nm and 4 red diodes emitting a wavelength of 660nm. The hand held probe has a maximum power output of 1000 mW, thus allowing for maximum therapeutic effect in a shorter treatment time.

D880plus Hand Held Probe Specifications

  • Infrared Diodes: 32 infrared diodes
  • Red Light Source: 4 red diodes
  • Wavelengths: infrared diode – 880nm red diodes – 16mW
  • Power Output:1 Watt (1,000mW) (+/- 30%)
  • Dose:6 J/cm² (30 second treatment)

The Solaris 702 Light Therapy Pad

  • Powerful – Generating a total of 8,500 mW of light, the Dynatron 702™ is the most powerful unit available and is capable of delivering 2 independent treatments.
  • Simple – It has never been easier, the 702’s unique one-touch treatment has simplified the delivery of Light Therapy