Low Level Laser Therapy
* Stimulates the immune system
* Stimulates nerve function
* Develops collagen and muscle tissue
* Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
* Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
* Reduces inflammationLow-level laser therapy does not require constant, ongoing treatments, as is often required with traditional chiropractic or physiotherapeutic remedies.
Is Low-Level Laser Therapy for You?
1. Do you suffer pain from an old or new sports injury or accident?
2. Do you suffer from repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome?
3. Do you suffer from lower back pain?
4. Do you suffer from migraine headaches?
5. Do you take pain medications more than three times a week?
6. Do you ever wake up in the night with pain?
7. Do you suffer from skin ulcers, bed or other pressure sores?
8. Do you suffer from acne or rosacea?
9. Do you have potential scarring from a recent surgery?
10. Do you suffer from herpes simplex (cold sores)?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, low-level laser therapy may be for you.
Many acute and chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated with laser use, including:
* Pain Relief * Tennis Elbow
* Wound Healing *Golfers Elbow
* Arthritis * TMJ
* Migraine headaches * Soft tissue injuries
* Lower back pain * Post-operative wounds/pain
* Repetitive Stress Injuries (RS1) * Swelling
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) * Burns
* Tendonitis * Pressure sores
* Fibromyalgia * Herpes simplex
* Sprains and strains * AcneHow many treatments are required?
This will vary from patient to patient. Just as every medical condition is individual, so are the responses to therapy. Typical protocols require a commitment of 2-3 visits/week in the first two weeks on alternate days. The onset of initial pain relief as a result of treatment varies due to each patients particular rate of release of endorphins and cortisol. In a recent clinical report on 151 consecutive cases using Low Intensity Laser Therapy, 11 treatments was the average number required for maximum improvement. Whether two or twenty treatments are required, most patients need not restrict normal activity during the therapy period, as healing will continue between sessions. Two distinct reactions occur during therapy; the immediate due to the release of the body’s own endorphins and cortisone production and the more important or cumulative effect, resulting from progressive therapy.
What are the side effects associated with LLLT?
Unlike many pharmaceutical options, LLLT is non toxic; unlike surgical procedures, it is non-traumatic and most important, LLLT is non-invasive.