Low Level Laser Therapy reduces pain and accelerates healing for:
- TMJ pain
- Shoulder pain
- Rotator Cuff tear or strain
- Knee and Hip arthritis
- Disc bulge
- Plantar fasciitis
- And more…
The colour of light that we see is dependant on its wavelength (how long it is). What makes lasers unique from other light sources is the wavelength of light they emit. It is monochromatic, collimated, and coherent. This means there is only one wavelength of light in a straight beam.
Researchers discovered many years ago that certain wavelengths do different things. The ‘therapeutic range’ of LASER is between 632 to 904nm. When these photons of light penetrate the skin to underlying soft tissues, they are absorbed by the cells. The light acts as extra energy for the cells. This extra energy changes the permeability of the cell membranes, which has several effects on the cells.
This energy stimulates ATP production, stimulates the cellular respiratory chain, increases DNA and RNA synthesis, enhances collagen synthesis and levels of beta-endorphins and serotonin. All of these things lead to a decrease in pain while stimulating healing.
This means Low Level Laser Therapy helps to:
- Reduce Inflammation
- Reduce Pain
- Accelerate healing
There are very few situations where LLLT is contraindicated.
- Over primary or secondary cancer
- Pregnancy: We are extra cautious with our pregnant patients. Safety is unknown for the developing baby, so we use other therapeutic procedures for our pregnant patients.
Ask your chiropractor if they think low level laser therapy is right for you.