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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take about 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week (usually by a doctor, therapist or technician).
LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 200 randomized clinical trials have been published on LLLT, half of which were written on pain.
LLLT users include British and US military, premier division soccer teams, olympic teams, Formula 1, and rugby and cricket teams. Pain specialist and therapists are also using it with great success in both the UK and USA.
LLLT is popularly used for soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers. It increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair. It also resolves inflammation and relieves pain (analgesia).
The primary effect occurs when light is absorbed in cytochrome c oxidase a protein within the mitochondria.
When cells get stressed (perhaps due to disease, injury or aging) the cells powerhouse, called mitochondria produces nitric oxide (NO). This competitively displaces oxygen from cytochrome c oxidase consequently reducing ATP (an essential intracellular cellular energy and extracellular signaling molecule) and causing an over production reactive oxygen species (ROS) and leading to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is well known to lead to inflammation and cell death via the gene transcription factor NF-Kb.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) at the correct wavelength and density, dissociates NOT allowing oxygen back in, so ATP is restored and oxidative stress reduced. Once normal mitochondrial function is restored by LLLT then cell metabolism is improves, and the patient gets better more quickly.