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Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy is a form of therapy that applies light-emitting diodes to the surface of the body. It uses different wavelengths and frequencies of light to stimulate your cells so they can operate efficiently. It is believed to help resolve inflammation, reduce pain, with increased speed, quality and strength of tissue repairs.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of light to promote tissue regeneration, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. There is nothing invasive about this form of therapy.

Unlike medical hot lasers which cut or cauterize, low-level light lasers cause no bleeding or pain. Studies suggest the low level light laser can be effective in relieving short-term pain for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, acute and chronic neck pain, acute and chronic back pain, neuralgia and more. Low Level Light Laser Therapy does not have a thermal (heat) mechanism, instead causes a photochemical effect. This means the light is absorbed and creates a chemical change in the cells. Current research reports an increase in ATP synthesis in the mitochondria. It is reported to induce a state of activation of numerous signalling intracellular pathways, such as nucleic acid synthesis, protein synthesis, enzyme activation and cell cycle process.

What does all that mean for you? Well, you will heal faster, with greater quality and strength of the tissue repairs.

Why use Low Level Laser Therapy?

Studies on this therapy have revealed that laser stimulation has been demonstrated to have an analgesic (pain relieving), anti-inflammatory and bio-stimulating effect. It is a noninvasive, quick and safe. It is a non-pharmaceutical intervention that can be beneficial to patients suffering from pain and inflammatory conditions. It also has applications in patients with post-hepatic neuralgia and sciatica.

Conditions that Low Level Light Laser Therapy can treat
  • TMJ (Jaw) pathologies
  • Neuralgia
  • muscle tears/haematomas
  • tendon tears
  • ligament sprains/strains
  • musculoskeletal sports injuries
  • rotator cuff tears
  • fibromyalgia
  • inflammation
  • osteoarthritis
  • neuropathology
  • disc pain
  • hepatic neuralgia
  • and more…

Make an appointment with us today to discuss if this treatment will be suitable for you.

 

Biological effects of Low Level Laser Therapy. Shirin Farivar, Talieh Malekshahabi and Reza Shiari. Journal Lasers in Medical Science 2014; 5(2):58-62


December 5, 2019
Georgina Smith