The use of laser therapy is now more widespread. Not just to brighten the skin, laser therapy can also be to heal the pain acute or chronic pain.
Eka Hospital Hospital in Tangerang,explains, laser therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive procedure that can penetrate deep into tissues. So that can reduce pain and help repair and healing of body tissues.
Laser therapy has been used for more than 30 years and has approved the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of pain and so far have not found any side effects from laser therapy.
One advantage of laser therapy is a therapeutic procedure that is not too long and the results obtained more quickly than other procedures.
Mechanism of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy creates a network of biochemical reactions in the body to repair cells, increase blood circulation, and reduce inflammatory reactions and swelling.
Laser energy will stimulate the damaged cells to produce a substance called adenosine triphospate (ATP), which will be used these cells to maintain normal function and improve cell repair.
Laser Therapy Process
The time needed for laser therapy depends on the body area treated. But generally lasts about 10 to 20 minutes.
During the process of laser therapy, the patient will feel a sensation of warmth in the treated area. After therapy is completed, complaints of pain will decrease or disappear.
It is recommended continuation of this therapy take place in accordance with the suggestions or advice from a specialist medical rehabilitation.
- Function Laser Therapy
- Laser therapy can resolve the complaints as follows:
- Pain in the neck and back.
- Pain due to inflammation of the joints in the shoulder, knee, hip, wrist and leg, jaw.
- Inflammation of the tendon (tendinitis).
- Muscle pain due to sprains, injuries, or excessive muscle activity.
- Pain in the heel and sole of the foot.
- Pain due to pinching a nerve in the wrist (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
- Post operative pain.
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