Low Intensity Laser Therapy Pain Relief
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is a revolutionary new treatment that has taken the medical world by storm. The discovery of therapeutic lasers go back well over half a century as scientists attempted to ascertain how light itself could be used in a specific manner for healing purposes. The use of high intensity lasers is well known in the fields of surgery for precise procedures throughout the body. However low intensity lasers do not have the ability to heat skin tissues enough to burn or cut through them. They do have the ability to stimulate the skin cells as well as underlying soft tissue cells in a natural way. The FDA has approved low intensity laser for the use in the therapeutic healing of chronic pain conditions involving muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, etc.
Laser Treatment for Arthritis Pain
If you're one of the 7 million Americans suffering from arthritis pain, laser therapy could be for you. LLLT offers short term relief of rheumatoid arthritis pain and morning stiffness. Many patients also use low level laser therapy for osteoarthritis pain relief.
Low level laser therapy for arthritis pain has proven effective for many patients. Researchers at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada conducted a review of laser therapy trials on more than 450 arthritis patients. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis pain, those who received low level laser treatment reduced pain by 70% relative to placebo, and reduced morning stiffness by more than 27 minutes.
Learn more about how Natural Horizons uses laser therapy for arthritis pain. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-292-1571.
Laser Treatment for Back Pain
Back pain affects millions of Americans. You may suffer from acute or chronic low back pain. Laser therapy for back pain offers hope for relief from discomfort and immobility. If pain relievers, heat therapy, ice therapy, and other back pain treatments haven't worked for you, consider laser therapy.
Get started with back pain relief today: Call us at 1-877-292-1571. We'll schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Advantages of Low Intensity Laser Therapy
- Highly effective
- No known negative side effects
- Easily administered
Why is BioFlex Laser Therapy effective?
Laser light has the ability to penetrate the skin and affect our bodies at the cellular level. When laser light is administered in correct dosages, the light is absorbed by key components of the cell. A number of biochemical changes occur, causing dysfunctional tissue to work correctly, and the body begins to repair itself. In essence, light energy is converted to biochemical energy, thus accelerating the healing process.
It is true that diverse cells within the body absorb or react to various light wave-lengths differently. Therefore, effective BioFlex protocols call for the use of three separate wavelengths, each known to have a distinct beneficial effect on various cells surrounding the target tissue. These wavelengths are administered by three light sources: two arrays of superluminous diodes and a true laser.
The first treatment stage uses an array of red light at 660nm and covers a wide section of tissue around the painful pathology. The second stage array utilizes infrared light at 840nm and reaches target tissue below the penetration of red light. The third stage of each treatment is a laser probe at 830nm with the power to reach deeper into the tissue for final beneficial effects.
Using BioFlex protocols, the light sources are programmed with customizable parameters of frequency, duty cycle, power density, duration and waveform. Together, these advanced protocols and the technically sophisticated BioFlex Laser System are without doubt, the reason our patients experience such high percentages of improvement.
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History of BioFlex Laser Therapy
Research on the benefits of laser therapy began in the 1960's, but it was not until the late 80's that technology improved to the point that the full potential of laser therapy was achievable.
In 1990, Fred Kahn M.D., founder of Meditech International, Inc. recognized the potential of Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) and began collaborating with scientists and other informed leaders in the field in an effort to research the technology and advance its progress. With the combined expertise and resources of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Kahn developed the BioFlex Laser Therapy System that is used in all Laser Pain Centers of America. This sophisticated professional laser therapy system is designed to be a curative solution to many painful conditions.
Research for improved treatment protocols for the BioFlex Laser Therapy System and Laser Pain Centers is on-going in many locations to improve pathology-specific outcomes and to help maintain the edge as the best in the industry. Meditech International, in Toronto, Ontario continues to be in the forefront of this research, gathering clinical data in two research centers, performing up to 1000 treatments each week.
When you receive treatment from a member of Laser Pain Centers International, you can be assured you are receiving treatment from a technologically superior laser therapy system using well researched treatment protocols. Our technicians are trained and certified laser therapists to further enhance your care.
If you are suffering with acute or chronic pain from trauma, sports injury, back pain, neck pain, arthritis or other painful conditions, BioFlex Laser Therapy may be your answer for an early and complete recovery.
BioFlex Laser Therapy Can Benefit You!
If you have been in pain for any length of time, you no doubt have heard of many cure-all remedies, medications and therapies. In fact, you may have tried more of these than you want to admit, only to be disappointed time and again. Finally, here is therapy that offers hope for many hopeless cases.
Thousands of patients have gained total resolution of their pain with the BioFlex Laser Therapy System. Many of these patients had previously sought help unsuccessfully through surgeries, medications and other therapies.
Sound too good to be true?
We are not promoting a medical panacea, but simply presenting the results of BioFlex Laser Therapy research. Let the research speak for itself! In the following chart you will see the impressive results achieved on the BioFlex Laser Therapy System at Meditech International, in Toronto, Ontario during a recent study following 576 patients who presented various pathologies.
- How will low-intensity laser therapy help target the source of the pain?
Low-intensity laser therapy helps the injured area heal at a faster rate. It does this by stimulating the inured cells in the area to metabolize faster, thereby creating a greater immune response in the injured area. Greater healing response equals faster healing times and complete healing, rather than just controlling symptoms the way pain medication does.
- How can low-intensity laser therapy help with pain?
Low-intensity laser therapy is a non-invasive approach designed to help manage pain by healing the cause of the pain at its source. For example, pain in the leg with tingling and numbness usually stems from the lower back. We would apply LILT to the lower back to “fix” the problem at the source of the injury.
- What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring all recent medical records, including lab work, test results, x-rays, scans, and any other information relevant to your condition.
If you have downloaded our Patient Intake Form, or received it by mail, please fill it out completely and bring it with you to your first appointment.
If you have not received the Patient Intake Form, please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to your appointment, so that you will have ample time to fill it out prior to seeing your doctor.
- Are there any side effects to low-intensity laser therapy?To date, there are no known side effects to low-intensity laser therapy. The healing powers of light are all positive and there is no harmful radiation involved. Each individual being treated is thoroughly examined before deciding if low-intensity laser therapy will be helpful to their healing process.