Pain relief and rehabilitaion with laser.

The biological effects of low level laser light irradiation were first discovered and researched by Endre Mester and colleagues in the 60-s, soon after the development of lasers. The first low level laser therapy systems were based on HeNe (632.8 nm) lasers. Currently diode lasers are replacing HeNe lasers. Diode lasers are small, simple in maintenance, inexpensive in application and have a long lifespan. Red and infrared lasers are generally used for low level laser therapy (LLLT).

The influence of low level laser irradiation on the organism has several clinical and biological effects, including anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory, neurotrophic, analgesic, desensitizing, bactericidal, antioedemic, normalizing the blood rheology and hemodynamics effects (depending the condition of the patient and the pathology). Accordingly LLLT can be applied for the therapy of several pathologic conditions in various branches of medicine, including disorders and diseases of the:

musculoskeletal system - osteochondrosis, back pain, arthritis, disorders and traumatic injuries of muscles and ligaments;
cardiovascular system - ischemic heart disease, stenocardia, myocardial infarction, hypertension, atherosclerosis;
ENT organs - chronic inflammation of accessory nasal sinus, pharyngolaryngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, rhinitis, hearing loss, Menier's syndrome;
gastrointestinal and digestion system -
peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, dyskinesia of the gallbladder and biliary duct, colitis, chronic pancreatitis, chronic cholecystitis;
skin - dermatitis, dermatosis, neurodermitis;
respiratory system - pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchial asthma;
female reproductive system - adnexitis, vaginitis, disorders of menstrual cycle, some forms of infertility;
renal and urinary system - pyelonephritis, cystitis, prostatitis, prostate enlargement;
nervous system - neuritis and neuralgia of peripheral nerves, neuralgia, facial neuritis, cerebro-vascular insufficiency;
teeth and gums - caries, pulpitis, periodontitis, paradontitis
as well in the therapy of infectious disease (viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydiasis), for prevention of complications of surgery and many other cases.