Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a painless, non-invasive treatment which is applied to a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures and other conditions. It is useful for the control of pain, acceleration of healing and when conventional therapies have been ineffective.
Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming medically accepted as a therapy that can heal ailments, wounds and fractures up to 60% faster, reducing the cost of treatment for many conditions, such as:
- Pain Management
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur
- Tennis Elbow
- Sprains & Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Skin Ulcers & Lesions
- Bone Fractures
- Cold & Pressure Sores
- Herpes Simplex
- Scar Tissue
- Stretch Marks
How Does Laser Light Therapy Work?
Healing with the use of light has been used for centuries, as Hippocrates reported Light Therapy to be effective for many conditions. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity, as accurate doses of concentrated light can now directed to specific body areas.
Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum.
When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, it acts to optimize the immune response of our blood, by supplying vital oxygen and energy to the cells.
Laser Therapy Treatment
For most people, laser therapy is quite passive. There are no pulsations, as in forms of electronic stimulation, nor the feeling of heat when ultrasound is used. The most noticeable sensation is the touch of the laser probe head, as it comes in contact with the skin.
Some patients report a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or along a nerve pathway. Some have noted that they are able to sense a slight feeling of warmth. But for the most part, the treatment, which may last from 5 to 20 minutes, is not noticed at all.
Following (and even during) a laser therapy session, approximately 75 – 80% of patients being treated can notice an immediate improvement in their condition. This will depend primarily on the type of condition and the length of time it has been present. Generally, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to respond.
As a part of the various treatment plans offered to patients, Dr. Hirsa uses the Microlight Laser ML830®, a handheld, battery-operated, noninvasive, light-emitting, medical device.
Approved by the FDA for sale and use in the treatment of a variety of soft and connective tissue disorders as well as certain neurological disorders, this device is a low energy laser also known as a “cold laser.”
MicroLight is the the first company with FDA clearance to market Low Level Laser Therapy for the non-surgical treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and provides temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, arthritis and muscle spasms.
To find out how Laser Therapy can work for you, please call us at 408-370-6300 or submit a request on our Contact Page.