Low Level Laser Therapy, also known clinically as Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a safe and potentially effective therapy to increase healing of traumatic brain injury. A number of key Infrared and Near Infrared wavelengths are applied at low power to penetrate the skull and directly aid damaged neurological tissue. Cognitive function and neuropathic pain can be addressed with Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury.
The brain may suffer from three types of disorder, all of which can be beneficially affected by applying specific light wavelengths in the Infrared and Near Infrared range:
- Stroke, traumatic brain injury and global ischemia.
- Degenerative disease such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and
- Psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The primary mechanism of Therapeutic Laser, also known medically as Photobiomodulation Therapy is to promote energy absorption within the mitochondria, reduce inflammation and increase oxygenated blood flow. Therefore, Laser Therapy for traumatic brain injury can be a a valuable recovery option to resolve the symptoms for any condition associated with global ischemia – reduced blood flow to the brain.
How does Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury work?
If the brain is deprived of oxygen it suffers from synaptic dysfunction and degeneration / loss of neutrons, leading to grey and white matter atrophy, and cognitive dysfunction. Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury increases levels of nitric oxide, and therefore, blood flow to the brain, which improves the flexibility of the membrane that lines the inside of blood vessels. This opens up blood vessels so that more oxygen can reach the white matter deep inside the brain. A biological change of events increases the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) by up to 150%, which speeds up the healing process and helps to restore cognitive function. Laser Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury also eliminates inflammation which also helps to restore of reduced cerebral blood flow and hypo metabolism.
Recommended Treatment Plan
We apply Low Level Laser through the lymphatic system and directly to the scalp over a course of treatments in the clinic. The procedure is non-invasive, painless and aims to leave the patient feeling relaxed, with an improved sense of wellbeing.
Treatments are best carried out weekly for the first 6 weeks, and then every 2-3 weeks depending on the health of the individual person.
Please refer to our payment terms for fee details.
Please read this clinical study about the Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Neurorehabilitation.
OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF A CLINICAL STUDY.
We are currently working alongside Dr Gordon Douglas who is leading a clinical study for the effectiveness of Traumatic Brain Injury caused by accidents and collisions. Please contact us for information on taking part in this study.