Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of therapy that applies low-level low-power lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to the surface or orifices of the body.
The curative effect of LLT comes from biophotomodulation properties of specific wavelengths of the light.
The various effects of LLLT are related to specific wavelengths of laser.
For example red light (650nm) has shown accelerated wound healing capacity, reduction of pain and increased vascularization of the tissues which is reflected in scientific literature.
Blue light was found to be helpful in neurological conditions like depression, insomnia etc.
Whereas “high-power” lasers are used in laser medicine to cut tissues as in surgery, low-power lasers are used to relieve pain or to stimulate and enhance cell function.
LLLT is used for various different conditions like osteoarthritis, acute and chronic neck pain, tendinopathy, chronic joint disorders, low back pain, dentistry and wound healing.
One of the new laser treatment modalities is lasers using Chinese medicine biologically active points on the body.
Conditions treated by Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
- Acute and chronic neck pain
- Chronic joint disorders
- Low back pain
- Wound healing