Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) makes use of specialized handheld laser devices for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.  LLLT is also known as “low energy” or “cold laser” therapy and has several therapeutic effects on tissues up to two inches below the skin’s surface.  There will be a noticed increase in ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) production, cellular metabolism, collagen and enzyme production, and protein synthesis.  Blood flow and lymphatic flow and drainage will improve without damaging tissues.  In 2002, LLLT was approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Currently, it is now used to treat various conditions that involve pain and inflammation of soft tissues and joints such as arthritis, back pain, sport injuries. 

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