In the US, about 4 million adults, or 2% of the population, are affected by fibromyalgia. While the cause of the condition is unknown, there are various effective treatments to provide patients with relief.
Fibromyalgia causes pain all over the body and extreme tiredness. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, treatments like painkillers, talk therapies, and exercise may help ease some of the symptoms. It’s not clear what causes fibromyalgia and often starts after a stressful event like an injury, illness, or the death of a loved one.
Several randomized controlled trials (RTCs) evaluating the effect of LLLT on patients with fibromyalgia showed that low-level laser therapy is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated treatment for fibromyalgia. The therapy significantly helped patients relieve symptoms of fatigue, stiffness, anxiety, and depression.