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In the United States, it is estimated that 56 million individuals suffer from some form of chronic pain annually. The prevalence of chronic pain accounts for the greatest number of work absenteeism that any other group of diseases, and the prevalence of chronic pain reports is estimated to increase. Often, people with acute or chronic pain (low back pain, persistent neck pain or stiffness) will quickly turn to over-the-counter pain medicine for relief; however, the FDA recently issued strict warnings regarding the misuse and overdosing of over-the-counter pain medications due to the severe complications such as stomach ulcers, hearing disorders and liver failure. Further, a growing concern among physicians exists regarding the side effects associated with prescription pain medication.
Now there is a NEW revolutionary treatment that has been proven safe and effective by the FDA, the Low-Level Laser!
So how does it work?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as acute and chronic pain, body-contouring, acne and cellulite.
Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor, and based upon its molecular design, will bind to that receptor. Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place. A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular color of light. During a laser treatment, the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and regeneration and enhanced blood and oxygen flow.
Increased blood flow reduces inflammation that can cause pain.
A CDC study shows that every day 40 Americans die from prescription painkiller abuse. Don’t be 1 of them; call us to make your LLLT appointment TODAY!
Call Dr. Jawad today at 630.653.2225 for more information on low level laser therapy