You have probably heard the buzz about Light Therapy for pain, with countless professional athletes relying on this revolutionary, non-invasive treatment to reduce inflammation, enhance tissue regeneration, and manage acute and chronic pain.
LED and Low-Level Laser Light Therapy is used in virtually every major professional sport, including athletes from the U.S. Postal Cycling Team, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Professional Golf Association, and various members of the U.S. Olympic Team.
Unlike high power lasers that use heat to cut or cauterize tissue, LED and low energy cold lasers enhance biochemical reactions in the targeted tissue. In somewhat simple terms, visible light is directed to a specific area. The light energy passes through the skin, and is received within the cell membrane by special energy photon acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes.
Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level light starts an increase in microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration, leading to decreased pain and inflammation, and increased mobility.
The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The theory was first described by Albert Einstein (1879-1955) who paved the way for the development of the therapeutic laser. Cold lasers have been in use for over 25 years, with over 2000 published research studies and no recorded adverse side effect. The Erchonia Lasers used at SOL Physical Therapy made history by becoming the first to receive FDA approval for chronic pain treatment!
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