Lasers have found much involvement in medicine since the first laser was developed by Theodore H. Maiman in 1960. Most people have heard of lasers used in eye surgery and dermatology. These are high- powered “destructive” lasers. But another type of medical lasers has gained attention since the 1970s and has become popular abroad and now in the United States- low level lasers. Unlike surgical lasers, LLLT is non-destructive, painless and works on bio-stimulation.
Although the actual mechanism of LLLT is not completely understood, vast clinical studies indicate the biological phenomenon of light irradiation has real effects on biological systems.
Low level lasers have shown promise with:
- Soft tissue damage
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Chronic pain disorders