Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses a laser light to reach deep into insulted or injured tissue, reducing pain and inflammation and increasing the rate of healing. It is used in the treatment of post-surgical pain, pain from sprains, strains and fractures, wounds, allergies, infections, cuts and bites, inflammation, and tooth extraction, and is particularly effective in the treatment of arthritis.
The laser light is delivered through a hand-held wand and produces a sensation of gentle and soothing warmth. Treatment time varies depending on the areas to be treated and the patient’s size and condition. Post-operative treatments, for example, take only minutes. Laser therapy is often used to enhance the effectiveness of other pain-relief therapies.
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