In a rapidly developing technological workplace, our bodies simply cannot maintain the pace of high demand machines or repetitive motion. This daily effect of very fast, forceful and seemingly harmless movements of the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands, from operating computers, to meat cutting, to assembling automobiles, to package handlers, adversely affects workers and industry worldwide. As the demands of productivity increase, so too do the physical demands placed on the individual. This leads to stressed muscles and tendons pushed far beyond their intended limits resulting in disorders commonly known as Repetitive Stress Injury or RSI. A very common RSI problem is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. On industry worldwide, CTS has a major financial impact resulting in millions of lost dollars.
Lasermedics, a leader in non-toxic laser therapy, is working toward an effective solution to RSI employing the process of photobiostimulation. The Microlight 830™ was designed by a team of doctors and leading medical engineers to harness the therapeutic application of advanced low energy laser technology.
Virtually all light has some penetration properties; however, it is often absorbed by the outermost skin layers. Traditional thermal (hot) laser light, on the other hand, can penetrate but often destroys tissue. As it is well known that damaged cells benefit from light, the objective was to develop a non-thermal and non-destructive deep tissue, delivery vehicle. The Microlight 830 is a non-thermal laser capable of penetrating deep into tissue. Once delivered, the light energy promotes the process of photobiostimulation. The positive effect of photobiostimulation on animal cells is analogous to photosynthesis in plant cells whereby a chain of chemical reactions is set in motion. In human tissue the resulting photochemical reaction produces an increase in the cellular metabolism rate which expedites cell repair and stimulation of the immune, Iymphatic and vascular systems. The net result, observed in clinical trials to date, is the apparent reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction ln healing time.
In cooperation with General Motors and several other investigators throughout the United States, data has been generated which supports low level laser therapeutic applications, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Clinical trials are now underway to determine the efficacy of Microlight 830 low energy laser therapy in pain management, soft tissue trauma, repetitive stress disorders and dental application.