Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), also known as Soft or Cold Laser Therapy, is an alternative modality used by practitioners and the Denver Chiropractor for pain relief, to increase wound healing and increase tissue regeneration, which can prevent the generation of dead tissue (scarring).
The difference from High Power Laser or Hot Laser which cuts or destroys tissue, Low Level Light Therapy administers multiple frequencies of light (light emitting diodes – LEDs) to a specific area of the body to stimulate the superficial or deep tissues.
Ailments treated with Low Level Light Therapy
This Denver Chiropractor utilizes the LLLT non-invasive modality to treat a variety of acute or chronic ailments such as low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinopathy, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and even post surgical wound healing…just to name a few.
The series of LLLT treatment shows reduction of inflammation (within hours to days), decreases pain in tendinopathy or neuropathy, accelerates tissue regeneration by stimulation of cell proliferation of fibroblasts, keratinocytes, endothelial cells and lymphocytes, and reduces the volume and the pain in lymphedema.
The duration and frequency of treatment is on an individual case basis and will depend on a few factors, date of the injury occur (acute or chronic), is there muscles strain, strain or torn present, is this a post surgical, is this associated to a cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma. In general, treatment could be as minimal as three times a week for a couple weeks up to but no limited to three times a week for four months. Each duration and frequency is custom to the patient and supports evidence based practices.
The most common contraindications are the eyes, do not aim laser beams into the eyes. Cancer, do not treat over the site of any known primary carcinoma or secondary metastasis. Pregnancy, do not treat directly over the developing fetus. Epileptics, might trigger a seizure in photosensitive, epileptic patients. Pacemakers, do not treat directly over pacemaker.