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Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive, FDA cleared modality for the treatment of pain and the temporary increase of microcirculation. LightForce therapeutic lasers emit infrared light energy into tissue to provide topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, muscle spasm, pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and promoting relaxation of the muscle tissue and to temporarily increase local blood circulation. Laser therapy utilizes visible and invisible laser radiation; therefore, appropriate eye protection is required at all times during treatment. Effects of your treatment will continue for up to 18 hours. Individuals respond uniquely to treatment. You may see immediate results after the first treatment, or depending on the severity of your condition, you may require several treatments before beginning to feel results. Increased soreness may occur after your first laser session. This may be due to changes in circulation to the involved tissues and/ or the impact on different sensory nerves. This is a normal phenomena in the healing process.