New study shows scientific benefit of laser therapy
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of light therapy that triggers biochemical changes within cells. Photons are absorbed by cellular photoreceptors, triggering chemical alterations and potential biochemical benefits to the human body. LLLT has been used in pain management for years and is also known as cold laser therapy, which uses low-frequency continuous laser of typically 600 to 1000 nm wavelength for pain reduction and healing stimulation. Many studies have demonstrated analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects provided by photobiomodulation in both experimental and clinical trials.
The purpose of this research article was to present a summary of the possible pain management benefits of LLLT.
In cold laser therapy, coherent light of wavelength 600 to 1000 nm is applied to an area of concern with hope for photo-stimulating the tissues in a way that promotes and accelerates healing. This is evidenced by the similarity in absorption spectra between oxidized cytochrome c oxidase and action spectra from biological responses to light. LLLT, using the properties of coherent light, has been seen to produce pain relief and fibroblastic regeneration in clinical trials and laboratory experiments. LLLT has also been seen to significantly reduce pain in the acute setting; it is proposed that LLLT is able to reduce pain by lowering the level of biochemical markers and oxidative stress, and the formation of edema and hemorrhage. Many studies have demonstrated analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects provided by photobiomodulation in both experimental and clinical trials.
Based on current research, the utilization of LLLT for pain management and osteoarthritic conditions may be a complementary strategy used in clinical practice to provide symptom management for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and chronic pain.
Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and quality laser care to residents in Greensboro and the Triad region of North Carolina. We have been operating out of our current location on West Market Street in Greensboro since 2003. Dr. Williams has been in business since 1998 when he joined his father Dr. Marc Williams who was a health care provider for over 36 years and now retired.
The doctors at Greensboro's top-rated pain and laser clinic (voted number one for the past three years) is located conveniently near you. Our doctors will not only listen to you about your neuropathy pain, tingling sensations, or burning but will also evaluate you to see if laser treatment is good for you. If you suffer from pain in your hands and feet, we are here to help. If we can not help you we will refer you to someone who can!
To reduce pain in a non surgical way and share a safe and common sense way of treating the root problem.
Ready to find relief from tingling, numbness, or burning? Looking for laser treatment on neuropathy and joint pain? Our caring, attentive staff at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina look forward to working with you!
DOCTOR - PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
Patient Kayla Siedman says "The laser was very easy...laser really helps...it lets me run and walk more freely and easily."