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Low level laser therapy helps reduce postherpetic neuralgia pain (following shingles) and offers clinicians an effective adjunct to conventional therapies.
Debilitating foot and ankle pain are the bane of many patients. One potential less-invasive treatment option is the use of low-energy light.
A doctor with more than a decade using therapeutic lasers to treat chronic pain writes on how lasers can be used in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Learn more about this complementary pain treatment.
Low level laser therapy not only promotes healing in injured cells, but it also stimulates the generation of endorphins that control pain regardless of the location. Low level laser therapy interrupts the pain process by delivering electrons back to the injured cells to aid in healing.
Low Level Laser Therapy: A Clinician's View
It is now understood that chronic pain can cause serious mental, social, employment, family, and marital problems, while increasing stress and shortening life.
Tips on which type of low-level laser to use for your chronic pain patients: You can't use the same laser for every pain patient.
A brief review of some of the basic concepts of low level laser therapy, clinical indications for its use, and treatment options when applying therapeutic lasers to patients in pain.
This article gives an overview of trigger point low level laser therapy. Includes a case study that documents a trapezius trigger point eradication after three sessions of far infrared laser irradiation and confirms with anatomic "before-and-after" diagnostic ultra-sonographs.
Low energy laser therapy has been shown, at appropriate dosimetry, wavelength, duration, and site-specific application, to reduce tissue pain/tenderness, normalize circulation patterns in tissue trauma, and increase collagen formation in wounds.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) precipitates a complex set of physiological interactions at the cellular level that reduces acute inflammation, reduces pain, and accelerates tissue healing.
Therapeutic laser has been shown to have many interesting effects on immune function. In this article I will present some of the scientific studies that have been published relating to immune modulation.
One of the areas of laser therapy that is rather interesting and promises significant potential for healing is application of therapeutic laser to neurological conditions. In this article, I will present a review of scientific studies relative to neurological effects of laser and discuss some of the more promising applications.
This article explains the few contraindications of therapeutic laser therapy, including its affect on pregnancy, cancer, and diabetes.
Evidence supports considering therapeutic laser in the treatment and rehabilitation of Achilles tendonitis alone or in combination with more conventional therapies for chronic pain patients.
Many laser therapy equipment manufacturers are designing and selling emitters or probes that contain both laser and non-coherent light diodes together in a hybrid emitter to harness the effects of both. Should you be using these?
Therapeutic laser shows promise as an accelerator of healing and neural regeneration in the central nervous system. Could be an effective chronic pain treatment.
Shoulder pain is a common complication in hemiplegic and spinal cord injured patients. It usually starts during the acute rehabilitation phase leading to further activity limitations. Learn what can be done with lasers to treat this shoulder pain.
This article explains the treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis and post-traumatic joint pain. Includes a review of a Russian hospital-based study using magneto-laser therapy.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) accelerated healing and improved symptoms and outcome for second degree scalding burns on human skin for the subject patient. Learn more about this pain management technique and if you should use it.
Learn about an innovative method for determining optimal treatment location and effectiveness of laser therapy as a treatment option for chronic pain patients. Infrared imaging may be a helpful treatment.
Find out about an innovative method for determining optimal treatment location and effectiveness. Infrared imaging may be a useful treatment for chronic pain patients.
A review of a Russian stomatological hospital based study indicated magneto-laser therapy resulted in greater positive results than traditional pharmacological and physiotherapeutic treatment.
The recent introduction of Fourth Generation (G4) technology— mechanical and electrical laser hybrids—have inspired a whole new classification of light therapy and opened up a new realm of possibilities. These new technologies offer the promise of improved effectiveness and clinical outcomes
The tertiary effects of phototherapy—namely, immune system stimulation, increases in endorphin production, and lymphatic stimulation—help to attain optimal clinical outcomes.
Lasers provide a simple, and effective, non-invasive alternative to needle acupuncture in treating musculoskeletal pain.
A review of the historical generations of laser technology that leads up to the present. Lasers can be used in pain management in treating chronic or intractable pain.
This new class of therapeutic lasers of laser therapy delivers higher-powered penetrating infrared energy to deeper target sites, as well as shortening treatment times for wide area applications. Therapeutic lasers can be used for chronic pain patients.
The Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) infrared laser provides the deepest penetration of body tissue of any laser currently available and can be utilized in treating a wide range of painful conditions.
Lasers may be used to bring chronic pain relief. Article addresses pain relief strategies using a continuous output gallium-aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) laser.
Effects at the cellular level increase ATP energy and DNA synthesis and benefit acute and chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains, chronic inflammation, acute soft-tissue injuries, as well as other conditions.
A review of seminal works on the theory of non-mechanistic, quantum physics effects of low level energy on biological systems.
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