Laser for Headache
Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also referred to as Photobiomodulation, or “cold laser”, has been used clinically in the U.S. since 2002. Laser therapy uses light, which is absorbed by tissues to produce cellular changes, which include increases in the production of cellular energy, among other effects. Low Level Laser Therapy is believed to enhance healing, reduce pain and edema, reduce inflammation and increase circulation
RESCU Treatment Ratings
R = Risk E = Effectiveness S = Self-Care
C = Cost U = Usefulness (overall rating)
1 = Least Favorable 5 = Most Favorable
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to be safe at designated doses and appears to have side effects similar to placebo (“sugar pill”) treatments.
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Jimenez JJ1, Wikramanayake TC, Bergfeld W, Hordinsky M, Hickman JG, Hamblin MR, Schachner LA., Efficacy and safety of a low-level laser device in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss: a multicenter, randomized, sham device-controlled, double-blind study. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Apr;15(2):115-27. doi: 10.1007/s40257-013-0060-6.