What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity super-luminous diodes (providing total optical power up to the 2000-milliwatt range) to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons.
These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function
The process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms including pain. Conditions treated include musculoskeletal problems, the arthritides, sports injuries and dermatological conditions. The light source is placed in contact with the tissues allowing the photon energy to penetrate widely, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the normalization of cellular components. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes.
The Practice of Low-Level Laser Therapy
Author: Bernard E. Filner, MD
Source: Meditech International Inc.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has only been used in the United States since 2002, although it has been used widely in Europe and Asia for the past several decades. I admit to being biased—originally against it, and now energetically in favor of more widespread use of this valuable technology. Insurance companies are very short-sighted in refusing to pay for this therapy; it is less costly, safer, and allows for a more “complete” treatment of chronic pain syndromes. Read More http://bioflexlaser.com/2015/07/03/the-practice-of-low-level-laser-therapy/