Laser therapy, can help bring fast relief. Laser therapy is a safe and effective solution to relieving pain and healing the body without invasive surgery or potentially harmful medications. It’s earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a range of conditions.
Laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy uses visible light radiation to produce a photochemical reaction within the body’s cells. LLLT does not emit heat and is why you might also hear people call it cold laser therapy. The treatment uses wavelengths within the visible light spectrum that falls between 400 to 760 nanometers (nm). These wavelengths can penetrate the skin and soft or hard tissues and have clinically proven to have a positive effect on inflammation, pain and healing.
During an LLLT session, a therapist will align the laser-emitting device over the painful area. The low-level laser will then penetrate your skin without causing pain or damage. Your cells will absorb the light energy and convert it into cell energy, suppressing pain and reducing the inflammatory pathways. The entire procedure may only take a few minutes, but you might need to return for follow-up treatments a few times a week for a month or so. Depending on the injury, this could be a session between 3 - 15 minutes on average.