What is Low-Level Laser Therapy?
Low-Level Laser Therapy or LLLT is a form of photo therapy which involves the application of low power monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing. LLLT is used to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation, and give pain relief.
Are there any clinical uses of it?
There are several clinical uses of LLLT, such as those in medical, dental, podiatric, chiropractic, osteopathic, and physical therapy. It is an attractive form of treatment for athletes, especially those involved in professional sports, due to prospect of shorter recovery and lay off times.
Are there any advantages over other modes of therapy?
LLLT has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities, especially in the early stages of acute injuries, and for chronic problems. LLLT an also be used for acupuncture point stimulation. LLLT is a universal method of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone and skin tissue with one simple piece of equipment, however, the best results are achieved when it is used to compliment other manual therapy techniques. It is non-invasive, drug-free, pain free and of short duration-usually 2-5 minutes per treatment.
Does it hurt?
No, there is virtually no heat or sensation with the use of Erchonia 3LT lasers.
How long are the treatments?
Treatment times can vary depending upon the protocols and pain severity, but in general actual laser exposure times are minimal - a few minutes per treatment, with regularly scheduled treatments based upon the nature of the ailment.
What is the laser doing to me during treatment?
The exact "mechanism" of low-level laser therapy is not yet clearly understood; however, the overwhelming results speak for themselves. Scientists and doctors around the world are investigating the underlying mechanisms at work when low level lasers are utilized.
Is it possible to "overdose" with a low level laser?
No. While it is always advisable to follow established and proven protocols, low level laser light is among the safest of all treatments available today.
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