Low Level Lasers
Low-level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut, and cauterize tissue. Low level lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side effect. Low level laser studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, especially, for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain.
Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased range of motion.
Low Level Laser Therapy has been successfully used for a large variety of conditions and has been effective in such uses as:
- Acute and chronic pain reduction
- Repetitive use disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Soft tissue strains and sprains
- Inflammation reduction
- Enhanced tissue wound healing
- Cell regeneration