A very real pain syndrome with no cure, fibromyalgia can often go undiagnosed for long periods of time or be misdiagnosed as another disease. Fibromyalgia treatment with low level laser therapy (or cold laser) helps to manage the symptoms of the condition by desensitising, in part, the central nervous system. Laser therapy can be administered without touching the skin of patients (where required) which makes it a tolerable treatment for patients highly sensitised to touch.
Treatment duration can typically be longer than less complex conditions especially as many patients present with pain throughout their bodies. Common areas of pain include back of the head, shoulders, upper chest, hips and knees. Whilst more studies are needed there is growing evidence that low level laser therapy is an effective therapeutic method to treat fibromyalgia.