‘Cold Laser’

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, heal wounds, regenerate nerves and solve addictions. On January 17th, 2002, the first U.S. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) company, Erchonia, the laser you’re being treated with, received FDA clearance through clinical trial. The study took 100 patients complaining of Neck and Shoulder pain. Half were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to that on a computer mouse or grocery check-out, and the other half received LLLT. The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%! That’s 66% faster relief and more complete relief, a remarkable margin. Such a study is known as “double blind” research, and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy. Similar studies have been passed by the FDA for Carpal Tunnel, Wounds and Scar Tissue. There are over 2000 published studies on LLLT reporting zero negative side effects.

“What does this thing do again?”
In a nutshell, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) causes tissues to heal faster – muscle, skin and nerve – 66% faster according to the above FDA study. Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus with more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.

Conditions and Symptoms
As is true of many of the therapies performed at Capital Sports Injury Center, you may receive alternative benefits to being treated, in addition to what you wanted fixed in the first place. This is because the ATP being produced is “systemic”, meaning although we’re focusing the laser on a particular area; the ATP is ultimately being sent throughout your entire body. The list of symptoms responding to LLLT is growing, and more valid research is being performed on a daily basis.

Carpal Tunnel
Sports Injuries
Scars and Scar Tissue
Addictions behavior such as overeating and smoking
Acute and Chronic Pain
Neck & Back Pain
Headaches & Migraines
Nerve & Disc Pain
Sports Injuries

Number of Treatments Needed
At Capital Sports Injury Center with offices in Silver Spring, Cleveland Park, and Georgetown, we recommend the following:

4-12 treatments are necessary to begin the healing process of tissue, although in some cases relief can begin immediately.
Maximum treatment would be 1x per day per area, minimum would be 1x per week to still see results.
Multiple areas of complaint may be treated.
This treatment cycle may need to be repeated, and eventually spread out.

Recipe of the Week – 6/20/15 – Crispy Quinoa Cookies

This tasty treat is good for digestion. High in fiber, this recipetakes only about twenty minutes to make.


  • 1/2 cup of raw organic honey
  • 1/2 cup of organic butter
  • 1/2 cup of raw oraganic nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 3/4 cup of quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt (opt.)
  • 1/2 cup raw nuts, chopped (opt.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Beat honey, butterm nut butter and vanilla in a medium sized bowl until creamy.
  3. Combine rice flour quinoa flakesm baking soda, nuts and salt in a small bowl. Add to honey mixture and beat until well blended.
  4. Drop round teaspoon sized portions about 2 inches apart onto a non-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.

Modified from digestivediva.blogspot.com

Tips for Smart Cell Phone Use

According to the Environmental Working Group, an non-profit non-partisan organization, at least six countries have issued warnings to consumers to reduce cell phone radiation exposures, particularly for children. We know for a fact that young children’s brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults. Here are some tips to protect yourself against cell phone radiation.

  1. Use a headset or speaker – Choose either wired or wireless. If you go wireless make sure to take your headset out of your ear when you’re not on a call. Use your phone in speaker mode.
  2. When in use, Hold the phone away from your body – Why? The amount of radiation absorbed by your head and body decreases dramatically with even a small distance. Don’t put the phone in your pocket or clip it to your belt, even when using your headset.
  3. Call when the signal is strong – Fewer signal bars meant the phone must try harder to broadcast its signal. Research shows that radiation exposure increases dramatically when cell phone signals are weak.
  4. Don’t store your phone in your pocket (or under your pillow) – When a phone is on and not in use, it sill sends out an intermittent signal to connect with nearby cell phone towers, which means radiation exposure is still happening.
  5. Text more, talk less – Phones emit less radiation when sending text rather than voice communication.