What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that heals muscle, skin and nerve tissue up to 66% faster (according to the FDA). It is a great way to reduce the time and cost of recovery. It is often performed in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and when either conventional therapies have proven ineffective or to accelerate the healing process.
How Laser Therapy Works
Through the use of specific wavelengths of light, lasers provide precisely measured doses of energy directly to the treatment site. Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine tri- phosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus with more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.It’s benefits have been found in both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects.
4-12 treatments are necessary to begin the healing process of tissue, although in some cases relief can begin immediately. The maximum treatment is once daily per area and the minimum is once per week to still see results. Multiple areas of complaint may be treated in one session. This treatment cycle may need to be repeated, and eventually spread out.
Benefits of LLLT for Recovery & Pain Management
Low light laser therapy (LLLT) is most beneficial to assist with healing of wounds, anti-inflammation, antalgic (anti-pain), and immunoregulation. Beyond these, LLLT has been used in a variety of ways to speed up recovery and treat ailments. These include:
- Wound Healing
- Antalgic (Anti-Pain)
- Improved Metabolism
- Increased Cell Metabolism
- Improved Blood Circulation & Vasodilation
- Analgesic Effect
- Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Edematous Effect
- Promotes Faster Wound Healing & Clot Formation
What Does LLLT Treat?
While administered for a wide array of ailments and conditions, there are a number of reasons to administer LLLT for you, including:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches and Migraines
- Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spurs
- Migraine Headaches
- Nerve Pain, Whiplash, Nerve Root Pain (i.e. sciatica)
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Scars and Wound Healing
- Sports Injuries
Contact us for more information about this amazing therapy.