Research on High Power Lasers 810 nm & Laser Therapy


LED light therapy was developed by NASA in the 1980s with the goal of improving wound healing and promoting tissue growth in space.

LED light therapy has several names. The most commonly used are:

High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT), Photobiomodulation (PBM), High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) and Phototherapy.

Science has now shown that LED light therapy stimulates cell division and production of new cells and repairs tissues.

A huge amount of studies have shown that laser treatments in humans and animals have amazing results and have proven that pain, infections and/or wounds disappear or heal in a faster and more efficient way compared to the more traditional approach through the use of medicines.

Reliable studies on High Power Laser Therapy

Over the years a huge amount of substantiated research has been conducted worldwide. A widely used reliable source for medical research is PubMed. This database contains 30 million biomedical references from 80 countries. PubMed is updated and maintained daily by U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library. The National Center for Biotechnology Information  (NCBI) is part of NLM.

The quality of the articles has been assessed using the PEDro scale. The primary measure was pain severity, which is expected to be reported in all studies. Effect size was calculated as standardized mean differences divided by treatment standard deviation.

Below you will find a number of references to studies on the effect of High Power Laser Therapy (LED light therapy).

The Beneficial Effects of High-Intensity Laser Therapy and Co-Interventions on Musculoskeletal Pain Management: A Systematic Review.

Effectiveness of high-intensity laser therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Efficacy of high-intensity laser therapy in comparison with conventional physiotherapy and exercise therapy on pain and function of patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial with 12-week follow up.

Efficacy of high-intensity laser therapy in the treatment of chronic neck pain: a randomized double-blind placebo-control trial.

High Power Laser for Treatment of Achilles Tendinosis – a Single Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Study.

Effectiveness of High-Intensity Laser Therapy in Subacromial Impingement Syndrome.

Short-term effects of high-intensity laser therapy, manual therapy, and Kinesio taping in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.

Short-term effects of high-intensity laser therapy versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of people with subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial.

Effects of high intensity laser therapy on pain and function of patients with chronic back pain.

High power laser therapy treatment compared to simple segmental physical rehabilitation in whiplash injuries (1° and 2° grade of the Quebec Task Force classification) involving muscles and ligaments.

The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Class IV Laser Treatment for Epicondylitis.

Comparison of Antibacterial Effects of 810 and 980- nanometer Diode Lasers on Enterococcus Faecalis in the Root Canal System —An in vitro study.

Clinical Application of 810nm Diode Laser to Remove Gingival Hyperplasic Lesion.

Comparing the 810nm diode laser with conventional surgery in orthodontic soft tissue procedures.

Diode Laser-Assisted Surgical Therapy for Early Treatment of Oral Mucocele in a Newborn Patient: Case Report and Procedures Checklist.

Use of electroanalgesia and laser therapies as alternatives to opioids for acute and chronic pain management.