Musculoskeletal pain affects over 115 million Americans each year and results in over $600 billion in lost wages and productivity. To most of us, it just hurts and we want to safely get rid of it with the lowest cost and fewest side effects.
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a relative newcomer to the spectrum of treatments available for musculoskeletal pain. The use of light, specifically laser, to cause an effect on human cells was not described until 1967 (the first working red ruby laser was made in 1960). Studies describing medical use of LEDs on the International Space Station were published in 1999. Since then, over 400 double blind, placebo controlled studies have been published, and over 4000 laboratory studies have been completed.
Studies have supported the use of LLLT for:
- sprains and strains
- post-surgical pain
- muscular back pain
- tendinitis and tendon surgery
- frozen shoulder
- rheumatoid arthritis
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, aka RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
In our office, we use the Celluma Pro low level light panel, pictured below:
This versatile device is flexible and emits the most effective wavelengths of light for musculoskeletal pain(640-880nm). The Celluma Pro has FDA clearance for:
- Muscle spasm
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle tissue tension
- Diminished local circulation
- Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris
- Skin rejuvenation
Our patients are already getting great results with the Celluma Pro! Some of the conditions we’ve seen benefits with include: chronic knee pain, pain from muscle tears, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy(CRPS/RSD), nerve pain, and diabetic neuropathy.
Because the Celluma Pro’s therapeutic spectrum also promotes the formation of new collagen (640nm), important in the musculoskeletal repair process, it accelerates the healing process and may hold promote more lasting effects!
We are very excited to add the Celluma Pro to our arsenal of pain-fighting modalities! This relaxing treatment takes about 30 minutes and only costs $25! Experience the effect yourself by calling today to schedule an appointment!