Low-Level Laser Therapy
You may have heard of photobiomodulation (PBM) named Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). It is a local light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied.
Applied by a doctor, therapist, or technician, treatments take about ten minutes and should be scheduled two or more times a week. PBM has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain.
Over three hundred randomized clinical trials have been published on PBM, half of which are on pain. These studies indicated significant reduction of inflammation equal to or better than NSAIDs within two hours, analgesic effects that last for forty-eight hours, and healing time of chronic tendinopathies reduced by 70 percent.