Low Level Laser and Pain Relief: In our opinion and through our experience of working with patients who experience pain, we think that pain relief is the greatest single benefit of Cold Low Level Laser therapy. Often, patients who have been in constant pain for many years experience instant pain relief after a cold laser treatment, often when traditional medication has failed to resolve the issue.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is no exception, as explored and proven in many clinical trials all of which recognise positive results when applying low level laser (LLLT) to patients with carpal tunnel pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome produces pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist as a result of pressure on the median nerve. This pressure is created in a variety of ways, often originating via the neck and shoulder. Carpal Tunnel often arises from a repetitive strain, or other chronic injuries. Dead cells accumulate around various points, leading to inflammation and the formation of scar tissue, impacting on the pain and numbness.
A Low Level Laser treatment is worth trying before opting for more invasive solutions such as surgery. Low Level Laser does not create a thermal reaction within the tissue, rather it reduces inflammation by freeing up areas of congestion and enabling a healing response. Pain is often reduced, and over time we have seen Carpal Tunnel Syndrome resolve without the need for surgery.
Please also refer to our treatments for Pain Relief.