Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and trigger a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, which can decrease pain and inflammation and accelerate the healing process.
Several studies have shown that PBM is neurprotective. Photobiomodulation has been shown, not only to influence the functional activity of neurons across the brain, but also to improve their survival against damage or disease. PBM is a promising treatment for neurodegenerative disorders associated with memory loss and brain fog as well as pyschiatric illness and traumatic brain injury.
The effect of photobiomodulation on the brain during wakefulness and sleep
Photobiomodulation and the brain: A new paradigm
Shining Light on the Head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders
Effects of Transcranial Low-Level Light therapy vs. Sham Therapy Among Patients with moderate tramautic brain injury
Experience Pain Relief and Reduced Inflammation associated with:
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as clothing or topical dressings interfere with delivering light to tissues beneath the skin. Patients will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Many patients receiving LightForce Therapy Laser treatments report enjoying the experience, especially when the massage ball treatment head is used to deliver what is often referred to as a “laser massage.” Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.
HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS LAST?
With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 4-7 minutes, depending on the size, depth, and chronicity of the condition being treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, allowing therapeutic dosages to be achieved quickly.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. Our neurologist will develop specific plans of care based on the diagnosis and the tissues that are involved. Chronic conditions often require more therapy than acute.