Laser therapy is a fast, pain-free method of treating pain and promoting tissue repair. It utilizes a process called "photobiomodulation" in which specific wavelengths of light create therapeutic effects. The laser light improves transport of nutrients across cell membranes. The effect is improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and reduced swelling. Laser therapy has been FDA approved since 2002 and thousands of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this procedure.
Laser therapy is used as a complement to other pain management therapies or can be used as on its own for lifelong pain relief. It works wonderfully for post-operative care, geriatric or arthritic pain relief, and physical therapy. It can also be utilized for wound repair and assisting in infection resolution. The patient feels no pain, just enjoys the sensation of a warm massage.