Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, decrease in pain, reduction in muscle spasm, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. This treatment is FDA cleared and provides patients a non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative for pain relief.
Laser therapy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. It is also used as another option for prescription drugs, a tool to prolong the need for some surgeries, and a pre and post-surgery treatment to help control pain and swelling.