Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. The effects from the laser include but not limited to, pain reduction, improved healing time, decreased swelling, and increased circulation.
Laser Therapy is widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Lasers are handheld devices used by the doctor and are typically the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for a few minutes while the therapeutic effects will continue long after the treatment. Effects are normally felt after the first treatment.
Laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.