L.A.S.E.R. (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a low power, light energy emitting device that is quickly becoming the first line of attack in pain control and tissue healing in rehabilitation medicine. It is safe, painless, quick and easy to apply, and results are often immediate and with no side effects.
Lasers used for tissue stimulation have insufficient strength to damage cells. As well, low power lasers have not been found to have any adverse effects or cause cancer after twenty years of clinical use.
When laser light interacts with tissue, it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur, and stimulates natural biological processes. Many of these reactions have beneficial effects on the body which help to control pain and accelerate healing.
Laser therapy has been valuable in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including patients suffering from acute, chronic, or post-operative pain. Other conditions which have responded well are arthritis, tendon and ligament problems, nerve root irritations (back and neck dysfunction), tennis elbow, sinusitis, burns, herpes lesions and a variety of other skin conditions.
Low power lasers do not generate heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin the patient experiences no warmth or burning. Although, certain nerves may be stimulated by the light, most people feel nothing during the treatment.