Low level light therapy (LLLT) has been used successfully for the treatment of injury and disease of the nervous system. An in depth understanding of the biological processes of light propagation through tissues including scalp, skull, meninges and brain is required to understand how LLLT- (Low level light therapy) treats injury and disease of the brain. In a study done by Clark E. Tedford et al., in 2015 it was shown that “transcranial application of 808nm wavelength light penetrated the scalp, skill, meninges and brain to a depth of approximately 40mm.”
Traumatic brain injury
In the journal of Neurotrauma, a study done by Naeser et al., examined whether scalp application of red and near-infrared light emitting diodes (LED) could improve cognition in patients with chronic, mild traumatic brain injury. Overall, participants reported improved sleep and fewer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Furthermore, participants and their family reported better ability to perform social, interpersonal and occupational functions.
Role of low level laser therapy in neurorehabilitation
Recently, in the last few years, LLLT – (Low level light therapy) has become progressively more recognizable in areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation and an increasing form of mainstream modality. Traditionally, Low level light therapy (LLLT) was first used for wound healing and pain relief, however, in recent years the medical application of LLLT – (Low level light therapy) has broadened to include diseases such a stroke, myocardial infarction and degenerative or traumatic brain disorders has discussed above.
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