Therapeutic laser, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy, involves the use of specific wavelengths of infrared light to penetrate damaged or inflamed tissues. It promotes healing by increasing the amount of local growth factors as well as increasing blood flow to the site of pain. This process creates new blood cells and collagen, which assists in wound and general connective tissue healing.
Laser therapy is most useful when it is used in combination with other pain management modalities. I have most commonly used it to treat chronic neck pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy and chronic regional pain syndrome Not only that, but a recent study even showed that low level laser can help treat the symptoms of chronic tinnitus!
For the most impact, I often use laser therapy in conjunction with myofascial release, regenerative injections such as PRP and acupuncture. This combination is helpful for both new and chronic injuries. If you are interested, book an appointment to see if a laser would be right for you--- And don’t worry, visible light can only slice through flesh in a galaxy far, far away.