Light Therapy

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Light in its various forms has been used for healing from the time of the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Therapy using LASER, an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” is based on the beneficial use of light for healing. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of Low-Level Laser Therapy in 2002. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) “cold laser” uses red and near-infrared light to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Recent advances in laser therapy have dramatically improved the results of this therapy.

What is Low-Level Laser Therapy?

Low-Level Laser Therapy involves the application of infrared light to the specific area of injury. It can produce results where other treatments fail. The low-level laser treatment is very safe with minimal side effects but high therapeutic efficiency. It is like any other treatment process, which if followed as per the doctor’s direction provides safe results. The light penetrates the skin surface to the underlying tissues, and triggers normal cellular activities and functions. Application of specific waveforms of light leads to photochemical and photo-biological effects on the cells and tissue, which in turn leads to enhanced healing of the injury and an attenuation of pain. It is the only therapy that actually jump-starts the cellular repair process. The intensity of the laser being low is safe for the exposed skin and therefore, there is no harm in using the low-level laser for regular treatment sessions.

What are the benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy?

Research points to several unique benefits from Low-Level Laser Therapy treatments. These include:

  • Increases cell metabolism.
  • Improves localized blood circulation.
  • Relieves acute and chronic pain.
  • Helps in Sciatica Treatment
  • Reduces localized inflammation, edema.
  • Stimulates wound healing and tissue repair.
  • Stimulates the immune system.
  • Stimulates nerve function.
  • Develops collagen and muscle tissue.

What conditions benefit from Low-Level Laser Therapy?

Acute and Chronic PainKnee Pain Neck & Back Pain Carpal Tunnel
Nerve & Disc PainSciatica Treatment
Scars & Scar TissueTendonitis
Headaches & MigrainesHand Pain Ankle Sprains Sports Injuries
Plantar FasciitisWrist Pain
Achilles TendonitisMuscle Spasms

Research shows Low-Level Laser Therapy application has positive results for many common conditions, including:

  • Arthritis/Rheumatism
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Wound Healing
  • Burns
  • Pressure Sores
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Swelling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Post-operative Wounds
  • Non-healing Wounds
  • Ulcers
  • Neuropathy
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