New low level laser could help chronic pain, experts say - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New low level laser could help chronic pain, experts say

Millions of Americans live with chronic pain, a common reason for missing work. Now, a new non-invasive high tech treatment is helping some patients get back to work faster.        

After surgery to repair damaged discs, some doctors are using low level laser therapy, or LLLT to speed up the recovery process.  

"This is a whole new area where we're starting to use laser for treatment of musculoskeletal pain neck pain back pain extremity pain absolutely fantastic," says Dr. Howard Cotler, an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Cotler says the revolutionary treatments reduce inflammation and muscle spasms while speeding up recovery.  Patients may need one or a dozen treatments, depending on the severity of the condition.  

The only problem is that low level laser therapy is not covered by insurance for chronic pain...yet.        And it can cost between $50 to $100 dollars per treatment.  But, if it brings relief, it might be worth it to you.      

If you know of someone who is using low level laser therapy for pain relief in this area, let me know, and we'll pass it on.

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