A new study again demonstrates that low level laser therapy aids in nerve regeneration. The study was done by cutting the peroneal nerve (a nerve that innervates the lower leg) in rabbits (those poor rabbits--they use rabbits because its illegal to use lawyers). The rabbits were then divided into 2 groups--one that received low level laser therapy for ten days, and one group that did not. As expected, the rabbits undergoing laser therapy regenerated the peroneal nerve quicker, had better function, and upon dissection the nerve showed more organized repair.
I use low level laser therapy in my office and it truly works wonders! The most common disorders that I treat with it are: TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, and nerve injuries. It also works well to speed the healing of bruises and scrapes.
Read the study here.