Dealing with chronic pain can be more debilitating than the pain itself and can often feel like being in a prison without a solution. However, recent advances have suggested a few ways to deal, and even cure, chronic pain. Fortunately, the LLLT method (Low-Level Laser Therapy), a method that doesn't require chemical intervention such as pills or injections.
Treating the pain and healing the inflammation
Chronic pain is typically defined as long-term pain, lasting more than 12 weeks. Often, it is dealt with by taking pills to combat the pain. But pills only increase the problem and don’t treat the issue at the source, rather they are treating symptoms. Moreover, we all know there are many side effects accompanying them, which can cause serious addiction issues, stomach trouble, liver problems and more.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a breakthrough technology and is used worldwide. It offers the power of professional lasers used in clinics in a lightweight, portable device that anyone can use at home to treat chronic pain. It is a low-level laser therapy (LLLT) that works on the skin’s surface, while simultaneously penetrating deep through the skin tissue with no heating effect and without damaging the skin.
The idea is to reduce the production of inflammatory mediators and cause symptoms of inflammation, like redness, swelling and pain - to gradually disappear. Instead of chemicals, it is a process of accelerated healing of the affected area occurs, using natural, self-healing properties of the body.
How Does LLLT Work?
Reducing Pain: Low-Level Laser is a soft laser treatment that arouses and stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms by stimulating cellular activity, reinforcing intercellular communication and stimulating the blood flow. This stimulation releases endorphin, which are the natural hormones produced by the brain, thus relieving pain. These endorphins reduce the intensity of the pain, resulting in the natural healing mechanism of the body.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) works at the cellular level by accelerating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The effects of low-level laser therapy are photochemical. Cells in the body have light-sensitive chemicals called cytochromes. These chemicals are located in energy compartments in the cell called mitochondria.
Holding the laser device directly on the skin over the injured area for a period of several minutes, a beam of light penetrates the tissue into muscles and joints.
When LLLT light penetrates deep into tissue it stimulates the cytochromes in the mitochondria to produce a natural chemical compound known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP stores the energy that fuels the body’s cells and heals tissue. The increased production of ATP brings oxygen-rich blood to the injured area, reducing stress and accelerating healing. As tissue is repaired, the patient experiences pain relief and reduced inflammation.
Healing at the Source: Most often, pain is a result of pressure on the nerve fibers, causing swelling, edema, and inflammation around the affected area. The Laser enlarges the blood and lymphatic vessels and releases the pressure on the nerve. Reduction of the pressure leads to reducing the level of pain while allowing the blood and lymphatic vessels to pump the energy needed to heal the affected area.
* It's important to note that every patient and medical condition is unique and not all patients and conditions will respond to LLLT in the same way.
Benefits of LLLT Therapy
The soft Laser therapy has been proven in more than 2,000 studies in treating pain in areas such as: neck, back, shoulder, elbow & wrist, knees, ankle, heel and more. Here are a few of the benefits:
1. Safe and Easy to Use. The LLLT devices sold were specifically designed for at-home use and are simple to operate. The laser is 100% safe to use and classified as a Laser Class 1 type.
Convenient. Unlike other laser treatments that require multiple trips to the doctor, these laser devices can be used in the convenience of your own home.
2. No Side Effects. Each treatment is natural and non-invasive with absolutely no side effects and no damage to tissues.
No Addictive Medication. Stop taking addictive pills and medication and start using soft laser device, non-addictive therapy.
Important note for patients: Information on this website is not intended as medical advice, nor should it be relied on for self-diagnosis. Always seek advice from a health professional about your particular pain or injury to understand if low-level laser therapy is the best treatment for you.
* Information on this website should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your health professional.