Laser Light Therapy

July 9, 2008 · Print This Article

Healing with Laser Light Therapy

Laser light therapy is a safe and painless treatment of today, used more and more to stimulate healing, while simultaneously offering a safe pain relief for a wide variety of conditions. Many medical professionals are adding this latest alternative treatment–therapeutic laser light therapy—in variable developments of visible red light, magnetic field, infrared, and super pulsed laser. In the process, photons are delivered to certain targeted areas of the body for many reasons in order to relieve pain and swelling. The laser light therapy is provided by a lower-power laser or a light emitting diode, or LED.

The first actual commercial lower-power laser that was suitable for treating human pain was available in the late 1970s. Since then, it has been widely used and accepted in Europe by the medical field. Once it received FDA approval in 2001, it became extremely popular in the United States. At that time, the FDA had cleared laser light therapy for speed healing and temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle stiffness, and increased circulation.
In conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a low level of laser light therapy has shown remarkable improvement in over 60% of patients. Light treatments of such medical conditions at specific wavelengths, at low intensity, has been providing results around the world.
With so many medical professionals expanding their medical field with alternative health products such as laser light therapy, more and more patients are seeking out those who know how to apply this latest technology to assist them in their searches. Many advantages involve short treatment time, ability to handle specific conditions, less side effects, and more conditions that can be treated than ever before—fibromyalgia, ligament sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, and many other disorders.

The best advantage of laser light therapy is that it can be used in combination with other therapy forms. Some of these include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massages, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and immediately following surgery. Alternately, there are many other healing modalities that are considered as complementary forms that can be used with laser light therapy, in order to highly increase the effectiveness of the treatments.

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