What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
The RJ Low Level Laser Therapy is intended to emit energy in the infrared spectrum to provide topical heating for the purposes of elevating tissue temperature when heat is indicated for the temporary relief of minor muscle & joint pain and stiffness, for the temporary relief of minor joint pain associated with arthritis, to temporarily increase local blood circulation where applied, and the relaxation of muscles. It also temporarily increases local blood circulation where applied causing relaxation of the muscles.
I utilize the RJ Light Needle Laser System which has 12 fiber optic cables that are applied to Traditional Acupuncture Points. It can be used to treat children as well as adults. The picture to the left indicates points that might be used for the treatment of knee pain. The laser does not penetrate the skin and is completely painless. It is very easy to treat a person either laying down or sitting in a chair. Typical treatments for children last between 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Adult treatments can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
This is another laser called the Cluster Probe. I use this for pretty much all pain ie: hip, shoulder, knee, and sciatic. Probably my favorite laser.
I am asked every day about the difference between the laser and traditional needles. Everyone has a different opinion but from what I have personally seen, you can achieve the same effect with either. However, if you combine both (meaning use Laser and needles) I truly believe you get the best effect. Many people are not comfortable with needles so the option to use laser, needles or both will be discussed during your initial new patient consult. We will discuss what I think the best treatment plan is for you and make sure you are comfortable with it before we proceed. All of my patients know I do whatever I can to help them reach there health goals as fast as possible.