Introduction to Lower Level Laser Therapy:
Laser generates light by the process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. As per the International Engineering Consortium (IEC standard 60825), the laser is divided into four main categories: Class 1/1M, Class 2/2M, Class 3R/3B and Class 4.
LLT utilizes light having wavelength in the range 660nm-905nm; this range can penetrate through the skin and hard/soft tissues to relieve inflammation and helps in repairing tissues.
Mechanism of LLLT:
LLLT utilizes a single wavelength of light that does not have heat, sound, or any vibrations. It is called Cold Laser as it does not involve heat. It is also termed as Photo-biomodulation because it deals with a concept much like photosynthesis. It provides energy to the body through photons of light, that penetrate deep into the skin.
At the cellular level, Low-Level laser stimulates a complex set of physiological reactions which help in the reduction of swelling and pain. It accelerates tissue healing by supplying oxygen and energy to the cell. It stimulates a faster and efficient healing of the cell.
Expectations during the appointment:
Expectations during the LLLT session:
LLLT for Musculoskeletal Pain
Treatments using LLLT:
- Neuropathic pain
- Shoulder impingement syndromes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Reduction of volume and pain in lymphedema
- Disc herniation
- Tennis Elbow
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and ankle
- Low back disc degeneration
- Hip or shoulder bursitis
- Plantar fasciitis
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