Long-term Pain Treatment with Cold Laser
Long-term Pain Treatment using Low Level Laser Therapy
Chronic or persistent pain is defined as daily pain that persists for more than three months. In some cases, the pain may continue for many years. One in five Australians suffers from chronic pain.
Unlike acute pain that is a normal sensation, chronic pain is very different. Pain may arise from surgery, illness or injury. Musculoskeletal pain resulting from wear and tear to the body is also a common cause. In some causes there may be no direct link to a cause.
Sufferers may experience chronic pain stemming from headaches, back pain, joint pain or pain from injury. Generalised nerve pain can also become chronic. For many sufferers, the primary goal is to manage the pain, restore movement and improve the overall wellness.
The Handy Pulse Cure Laser device is a useful tool in the pain management toolbox, in particular for those seeking to complement clinical visits with a home-based treatment. Many long-term pain sufferers who are referred to low level laser therapy, use it in conjunction with other therapies and treatments, including exercise.
The Handy Pulse Laser device can assist to
- relieve muscle pain
- promote relaxation of muscles to alleviate spasms
- improve functionality and mobility
- relieve stiffness
For long-term or persistent pain, select the 5Hz program mode on the Handy Pulse Laser. The device should be held directly on the pain affected area, touching the skin for the duration of a treatment session (5 minutes), or as directed by your health practitioner.
- In chronic low back pain, low level laser therapy combined with exercise is more beneficial than exercise alone in the long term: a randomised trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy (2007) 52: 155–160 Djavid GE, Mehrdad R, Ghasemi M, Hasan-Zadeh H, Sotoodeh-Manesh A, Pouryaghoub G.
"In chronic low back pain, low level laser therapy combined with exercise is more beneficial than exercise alone in the long term."
Important note for patients: This is intended as general information about treating persistent pain, and a quick summary of some of the relevant research. Long-term pain is very complex and should not be self-diagnosed. Please always consult your health professional to determine if the Handy Pulse Laser will be beneficial for you.