Laser Therapy

‘Cold’ Laser Therapy Delivers Impressive Healing Benefits

At Ramer Chiropractic, we are always studying the newest technologies, keeping a sharp eye for noninvasive treatments that promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Because of this desire to bring the latest effective techniques to her patients, Dr. Ramer now incorporates low-level laser therapy, or “cold” laser therapy in the treatment of many conditions. She also uses this tool in a modern, “needleless” form of acupuncture.

Of course, light itself is not a new method of healing. It has been used effectively since the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations. However, using light produced by a laser – an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation – is certainly a new tool in the hands of healers such as Dr. Ramer.

No heat, precision targeting

This powerful new technology is called “cold” laser therapy because the patient experiences no heating during the treatment session. Healing is promoted when cells are stimulated by the photons emitted by the laser. The therapist is able to adjust the laser to precisely target the area that needs stimulation.

Numerous scientific studies, along with the experience of Dr. Ramer’s patients at her Santa Monica chiropractic wellness center, are testimony to how effective cold laser therapy can be in the treatment of a long list of conditions and complaints. For example, the proper use of cold laser therapy has been shown to greatly enhance bone regeneration and repair. It has also been shown to be effective on a variety of skin conditions. Other fundamental benefits of cold laser therapy are:

  • Reduced neuromusculoskeletal pain,
  • Decreased muscle soreness, and
  • Reduced edema or inflammation.

Further, these conditions manifest themselves in a wide range of specific health and wellness problems that could be caused by lifestyle, genetics, age or injury. The list of specific conditions that may benefit by Dr. Ramer augmenting your chiropractic treatment with cold laser therapy include:

  • Low-back pain,
  • Cervical pain,
  • Nerve injuries,
  • TMJ syndrome,
  • Shoulder problems,
  • Knee and ankle pain,
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Tendinitis,
  • Arthritis,
  • Skin healing,
  • Instances of sharp pain, numbness, tingling and burning,
  • Plantar fasciitis, and more.

Because it seems to be such a prevalent problem today, the use of cold laser therapy in the treatment of sciatica deserves special mention. Dr. Ramer’s laser therapy enhances the functional recovery of the sciatic nerve and this has greatly benefited her patients who are dealing with sciatica.

Further, with cold laser therapy, Dr. Ramer’s patients often experience an almost immediate improvement in their range of motion and reduction in pain. This in turn enhances the efficacy of the other therapeutic elements of the patients’ treatment program.

Healing at the cellular level

Some background on how the cells react to the laser and how this promotes healing will be of interest to those looking for a chiropractor in Santa Monica who is incorporating this method into the treatment of patients eg knee pain, sciatica, low back pain.

A variety of modalities have been described and identified in the natural healing and pain relief patients experience via cold laser treatment. The advanced technique blocks pain signals, decreases nerve sensitivity, reduces inflammation and swelling, and releases the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals – endorphins and enkephalins. Further, cold laser therapy speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection and improves blood flow, which in turn greatly hastens healing.

Laser acupuncture

There is another dimension to Dr. Ramer’s therapeutic use of low-level lasers in her highly rated Santa Monica chiropractic center: acupuncture.

The benefits of traditional acupuncture have been known for centuries. However, many people who could benefit from the power of acupuncture are put off by its use of needles. Laser therapy can be used to stimulate the body’s “acupuncture points” without the need for the invasive use of needles or other mechanical forms of stimulation.


Dr. Ramer is a Santa Monica Chiropractor who Serves the Communities of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Playa Del Rey, Westwood, Mar Vista , Brentwood, Topanga from her Santa Monica Clinic

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