Worldwide Medical Studies of LLLT (Low-Level Laser Therapy) have shown safe and proven relief for the following:
- Arthritis / Joint Pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Pain / Spasms
- Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
- TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
- Back Pain / Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
- Migraine Headaches
- Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
- Sprain / Strain
- Tennis Elbow
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Any many more…
How Does Low-Level Laser Therapy Work?
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair mechanisms in the presence of injury, sports and workout injuries, inflammation and certain disease processes. LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage, loss of function and in facilitating a more rapid repair of damaged tissues creating stronger healed tissue structures.
Laser therapy does this through the action of photo-stimulation of specific wavelengths affecting the light reactive biological cell receptors (chromophores) in the body.
This modifies the effects of injured tissue and reduces the overall duration of inflammation while enhancing your body’s specific repair and healing mechanisms. This, in turn, reduces pain, spams and increases the natural range of motion and flexibility of the injured area(s).
Multiple Clinical Studies Have Noted The Following Results of LLLT:
- Increased collagen production
- Increased vasodilation
- Increased cell metabolism
- Increased cell membrane potential
- Increased microcirculation
- Increased lymphatic response
- Enhanced nerve regeneration
- Reduced inflammatory duration
- Increased pain threshold
- Reduced edema magnitude
- Increased tissue and bone repair
- Increased enzyme response
- Depth of Tissue Penetration
Some 30+ years of scientific study and clinical research has provided us with detailed information on the reaction of biologic organelles (cell structures) to laser light. It has also shown us which wavelengths penetrate most deeply and what energy levels affect biological processes in the most desirable manner. We need to fully understand the relationship between the depth (from the skin surface) of the target tissue and the ability of the therapeutic laser light to reach that tissue.
The light from the laser distributes in the tissue in the shape of a ball or an egg. This is dependent on the wavelength of the light. Short wavelengths give a smaller and fairly round ball-shaped distribution, while longer wavelengths give a more egg-shaped distribution. The shorter 632nm visible red wavelength is more readily absorbed by blood and skin surface components, thereby limiting its tissue penetration.
The longer 830nm invisible infrared wavelength is not as readily absorbed therefore it has a significantly greater depth of penetration. A greater amount of photons are delivered to the target tissue with the 830nm wavelength.
There is now ample clinical evidence that in contrast to other wavelengths, the 830 nm laser light produces specific beneficial biological reactions that are not produced by other wavelengths. This unique ability to stimulate greater response is the key to 830nm laser therapy.
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