Low Level Laser Therapy
In the sixties, researchers introduced laser biostimulation using low-powered laser beams to produce healing effects in human tissue. Later specific research supported the use of laser treatment to accelerate the healing of wounds, to decrease pain, and reduce tissue inflammation.
To treat chronic pain with laser stimulation, one must reach deep into the tissues. The 830 nm wavelength laser accomplishes this causing cells to improve their function.
A good example of how low level laser therapy speeds up the normalization (healing) process can be demonstrated with acute soft tissue damage. The human body’s natural reaction to acute soft tissue trauma is to “splint” the injury with swelling. This swelling prevents excessive movement of the damaged tissue and results in two types of pain. The first type is actual trauma pain from the injured tissue, while secondary pain comes from the swelling itself.
Low-level laser therapy targets the lymphatic system (fluid drainage system). With laser therapy, swelling is reduced, allowing movement to return to the treated area.
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