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Low Level Laser Therapy Treatment

FDA Approved Medical Technology

Laser on elbowLow Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, remove scars, heal wounds, regenerate nerves and solve addictions. On January 17th, 2002, the first U.S. LLLT company, Erchonia, the laser you’re being treated with at Cousineau Chiropractic, received PDA clearance through clinical trial. The study was conducted on 100 patients complaining of neck and shoulder pain. Half were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to one on a computer mouse or grocery check-out. The other half received LLLT. The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%! That’s 66% faster relief and more complete relief…a remarkable margin. Such a study is known as “double blind” research and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy. Similar studies on LLLT reporting zero negative side effects. Visit for in-depth research.

“What does this thing do again?”

In a nutshell, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) causes tissues to heal faster – muscle, skin and nerve – 66% faster according to the above FDA study.

Specifically, LLLT works a the cellular level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP; it’s like gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus with more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.

Conditions and Symptoms

As is true of many alternative therapies, you may receive alternate benefits to being treated, in addition to what you wanted fixed in the first place. This is because the ATP being produced is “systemic”, meaning although we’re focusing the laser on a particular area, the ATP is ultimately being sent throughout your entire body. The list of symptoms responding to LLLT is growing, and more valid research is being performed on a daily basis.

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Nerve and Disc Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia

Number of Treatments Needed

Four to 12 treatments are necessary to begin the healing process of tissue, although in some cases relief can begin immediately. Maximum treatment would be once per day area, minimum would be once per week to still see results. Multiple areas of complaint may be treated. This treatment cycle may need to be repaired and eventually spread out.

Contact us today to get started!

Cousineau Chiropractic Life Center | (734) 479-1880