low-level laser therapy
cold laserA hand-held, nonsurgical laser using photobiostimulation, which received FDA approval for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Benefits claimed for cold lasers include increased collagen production, nerve regeneration, bone and tissue repair, vasodilation, enzyme response, cell metabolism, cell membrane potential, pain threshold, and reduced inflammatory duration and oedema.
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low-level la·ser ther·a·py(lō lev'ĕl lā'zĕr ther'ă-pē)
Adjunctive therapeutic use of a low-level infrared laser that amplifies light energy (photons) emitted as radiant energy for absorption into tissues used to enhance wound healing and pain management after musculoskeletal injury.
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