What is Laser Pain Management?

Low Level Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy benefits

Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy, or photobiomodulation (PBM), offers non-surgical and drug-free pain relief, regenerative healing, and improved tissue regeneration. Laser therapy delivers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Restored joint mobility through reduction in pain and stiffness
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Reduced muscle fatigue or soreness
  • Significant reduction of inflammation
  • Short-term pain-relief effects that last for 48 hours after each treatment
  • Long-term pain relief for months or years after several sessions
These results are based on the clinical studies supplied by THOR Photomedicine Ltd.

Laser treatment for pain and inflammation

Patients who have experienced persistent pain understand how valuable any improvement is. While managing or treating pain has the obvious benefit of pain relief, the overall benefits can be much more significant. Persistent pain often causes fatigue and can begin to put a strain on your body. This can result in a host of other complications, including headaches and sleep deprivation.

 

What is Laser Pain Management?

Pain Management Clinic Tas offers Low Level Laser therapy, which is the application of red and near infra-red light over the body to reduce pain and inflammation. When applied at the site for a period of time, laser pain therapy can improve wound and soft tissue healing (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.

The effects of Low Level Laser Therapy have been tested in over 400 clinical trials, thousands of laboratory studies and published in many leading journals.

When applied by a therapist or technician, low level laser therapy can effectively treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Acute or chronic tendinopathies
  • Sprains and strains
  • Short-term pain
  • Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Knee pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle pain and strains
  • Post-operative pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tissue healing
  • Post-Surgery pain
  • Deep tissue pain

Low level laser therapy in the media

Video source: THOR Photomedicine Ltd

How does Low Level Laser Therapy work?

Every cell in our body has hundreds of energy generators known as mitochondria. These cell powerhouses are responsible for providing most of the energy requirements for our cells.

The energy provided by mitochondria has many uses within our cells, including those specifically responsible for injury repair and pain relief.

As a result of injury or trauma, cell damage occurs. In the case of disease, minor injuries or ageing, cells become stressed. In these instances, the mitochondrion does not produce energy for our cells and the natural injury repair system in the body can be hindered.

The low level laser application delivers a specific wavelength and density of light to affected cells. Using the correct parameters on the low level laser through our expertise, The Pain Management Clinic can accurately heal cells which have been damaged, restoring the body’s natural pain and injury relief system.

Once the regular mitochondrial function is restored, cell metabolism is improved, reducing inflammation and pain, and repairing tissue.

FAQ’s

Laser therapy typically takes 15 – 20 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week for 6 weeks. However, this is dependent on the patient’s severity of injury or condition. Treatments should be consecutive to gain optimal results.

Low level laser therapy is a great option for patients looking for pain relief without surgery, or who want to reduce the need for pain medications.

It’s important to keep in mind that the effectiveness of this therapy depends on a number of factors. The experience of the practitioner using the laser, the type of pain you’re experiencing, where the pain is located, and how long you have had the injury for.

When considering your options, you should speak to a qualified health professional to ensure low level laser therapy is the best treatment option for you.

Low level laser therapy is a great option for patients looking for pain relief without surgery, or want to reduce the need for pain medications.

It’s important to keep in mind that the effectiveness of this therapy depends on a number of factors. The experience of the practitioner using the laser, the type of pain your experiencing, where the pain is located, and how long you have had the injury for.

When considering your options, you should speak to a qualified health professional to ensure low level laser therapy is the best treatment option for you.

 

Referral from your General Practitioner would be beneficial. For more information, please contact your GP or our friendly team on (03) 6334 7253

No it doesn’t. As the name suggests, low level laser therapy involves the use of low strength cold lasers and LEDs. The light being emitted to the targeted area produces no heat. As such, most patients report little to no discomfort during treatment.