Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been around since the late 1960’s, when effect of low-powered laser beams showed biostimulation or non-thermal (heat) healing & benefits on human tissue. The first reported cases involved slow-healing ulcers, and then many different conditions were studied.
Laser wavelengths between 820 nanometers (nm) and 840 nm have an extremely low absorption rates in human tissue. This means that laser light penetrates deep into the body at those frequencies. Researchers found that an 830 nm laser was best for treating chronic pain.
An example of how LLLT works involves soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, nerves, blood vessels, etc.) trauma or injury, where there is damage to the deep, sensitive layers of tissue beneath the skin. Soft tissue injury is accompanied by swelling or edema, a thin or watery fluid in tissue spaces. Excess edema reduces movement, and slows healing of the damaged tissue.
Soft tissue injuries result in 2 types of pain. The 1st is due to actual traumatic pain from the injury itself, and the 2nd pain is from the swelling. LLLT stimulates the lymphatic system which maintains the body’s fluid balance, while the laser light also helps absorb the excess edema. LLLT thus provides relief in two ways.
The MicroLight ML830® is FDA approved for carpal tunnel syndrome. Clinical experience has shown the 830 nm laser can help any injury or swelling, including chronic neckache, backache, headaches, joint & tendon injuries.
AAWC recommends ML830 as key part of healing from any injury. There are no side effects, simple, safe & painless.
Link to videos showing healing with ML830: http://microlightcorp.com/smart-laser-videos/