What is LLLT?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, and drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, and pathologies. Laser therapy can be used any time a patient requests or needs a drugless procedure for the control of pain.
How Does Laser Light Heal?
Healing with the use of light is not new, but it has recently gained popularity – in part thanks to improved technologies and understandings. We can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate sources. LLLT supplies energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. When the LLLT penetrates the skin, it optimizes the immune response of our blood, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
What to Expect During a Treatment Session
For most people, laser therapy cannot be felt. Some feel a slight tingling sensation. The treatment may last from 2 to 15 minutes. About 75 to 80% of patients will notice an immediate improvement in their condition. Chronic conditions will take longer to treat, although in general, the number of recommended treatments will be 7 to 12,. We’ll work closely with you and any other practitioners you see to determine the course of treatment that is right for you.
If you are interested in LLLC. please call 360-279-8323 to learn more or make an appointment!