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Laser therapy utilizes light from a laser to stimulate cell or tissue function. Since the intensity level of the light is low, there is virtually no thermal (heat) effect. The reaction it produces at the cellular level is photochemical or photobiologic, which is similar to the effect of the sun to plants. The light photons are absorbed by the cells and stimulate the production of ATP, which improves cell function & tissue regeneration, increases cell proliferation, stimulates blood circulation, increases lymphocyte activities. All of these effects assist in the healing process.

BENEFITS OF LLLT:
  • Provides pain relief, reducing medication use
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces swelling
  • Stimulates cell growth & metabolism
  • Stimulates enzyme synthesis
  • Enhances collagen synthesis
  • Provides antioxidant effect
  • Stimulates immune system
  • Promotes tissue regeneration
CONDITIONS THAT RESPOND WELL TO LLLT:

There have been many studies performed, including more than 50 positive double-blind studies, which show the efficacy of LLLT. These studies show clear evidence that LLLT is highly effective for the following conditions:

  • Acute, sub-acute, & chronic pain
  • Neck & back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Painful trigger points
  • Migraines
  • Wounds
  • Scars
  • Arthritis

*http://www.drz.org/asp/cp/studies.htm