Low-Level Laser Light Therapy
DR. PAUL QUARNERI, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
BOARD CERTIFIED CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGIST IN SAN MATEO, CA
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What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) can enhance tissue healing & oxygenation, blood flow and cellular energy production proving itself very useful in the recovery and reduction of pain and inflammation due to acute injury and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Laser therapy inhibits pain, reduces inflammation and swelling and promotes healing of damaged tissue. It works through laser light directing biostimulatory infrared light energy to the body’s cells, which then converts into chemical energy to reduce the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals released in response to an injury that causes pain and inflammation, so by reducing the production of this chemical, healing and pain relief can take place naturally. Over 4000 studies on pubmed.gov have demonstrated the effectiveness of laser therapy for musculoskeletal conditions through-out the body.
● Sprains & Strains
● Post-surgical pain
● Whiplash injury
● Muscular back pain
● Cervical or lumbar radiculopathy
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Frozen shoulder
● Neck & back pain
● Carpal tunnel syndrome
● Plantar fasciitis
● Post-tibial fracture surgery
● Complex regional pain syndrome
Cotler HB, Chow RT, Hamblin MR, Carroll J. The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain. MOJ Orthop Rheumatol. 2015;2(5):00068. doi:10.15406/mojor.2015.02.00068
LLLT can also prove beneficial in the recovery of brain injuries and various other conditions. LLLT has shown to promote cellular and neuronal repair and can enhance brain connectivity by promoting dendritic sprouting and neuroplasticity.
Leishman, G; et al. Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1116:111-130. doi: 10.1007/5584_2018_234.
Hamblin, MR: Photobiomodulation for traumatic brain injury and stroke. J Neurosci Res, 2017 ;96:731–743 DOI: 10.1002/jnr.24190
“As a runner I have sustained numerous injuries. This laser has helped treat my injuries like nothing I have tried before. It helps relax the muscles and immensely reduces pain.” – Jennifer S.