Low Level Laser Therapy

A new treatment that may help relieve your pain

There is a new way to approach and treat chronic pain. It is non-invasive, pain free, with no side effects, and proven efficacy. You may ask Dr. Rick Brown about the benefits of low level lasers and learn how they can be used to treat pain. The answers are simpler than you might think.

Now there is a treatment that has been proven safe and effective by the FDA. Low level lasers offer a proven treatment option that is safe, effective and cleared by the FDA for the treatment of:

  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Heel Pain Related to Plantar Fasciitis

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as acute and chronic pain, and acne.

Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor, based upon its molecular design, and it will bind to the receptor. Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place.

A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular color of light. During a laser treatment, the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell and oxygen flow for fast healing.

Current Treatments for Chronic Pain Have Significant Side Effects

In the United States it is estimated that 56 million individuals suffer from some form of chronic pain annually. The chronic pain causes more work absenteeism than any other group of diseases.

Often, people with acute or chronic pain such as low back pain, a sore knee, or persistent neck stiffness will quickly turn to over-the-counter pain medicine for relief which can cause diverse complications such as stomach ulcers, hearing disorders and liver failure.

There is also a growing concern over prescription pain medications. Every day in the US, 40 Americans die from prescription painkiller abuse, the CDC says. Overdoses of opined prescription drugs now kill more people in the US than do overdoses from heroin and cocaine combined.

Low level laser therapy, or cold laser, could just be the solution to your pain. Ask Dr. Rick Brown about whether you would benefit from this new treatment!