If you want to know what it is, how it works & what conditions laser therapy can benefit, you will find everything you need to know right here, so please read on.
HOW DO THERAPEUTIC LASERS WORK?
Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of visible & invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Human tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores & cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy & transform it into chemical energy for the cell. The laser light is beamed into the body tissue around an injured or abnormal area. The resultant chemical energy is utilized by the target tissue on a cellular level to significantly accelerate the healing process & reduce pain & inflammation in the body naturally.
There is an absolute increase in microcirculation, leading to higher rates of cell synthesis, and thus improved tissue oxygenation & nutrition.
The laser light is able to penetrate as much as 4” deep into the tissue to stimulate healing.
Lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. The energy absorbed is converted into chemical energy in the cells that allows improved circulation & lymph flow, reduction of scar tissue & deposits, new soft-tissue growth & less pain. This process is curative & eliminates symptoms such as pain & swelling.
Yes! Over 2000 clinical studies worldwide have proven the success of therapeutic lasers in the healing of neural muscular-skeletal conditions. Theralase ( the manufacturer of the system we use at Life Chiropractic ) has performed a blinded randomized control study on chronic knee pain proving the clinical efficacy & safety of Theralase therapeutic laser technology & achieving FDA approval.
No! Therapeutic laser treatment is a non-invasive healing technique that only utilizes harmless, yet effective light to stimulate tissue healing. It is painless, non-invasive & non-toxic. In 30 years of extensive use in Canada & Europe there have been no reported side-effects. It is approved by Health Canada.
SOME POPULAR LASER TREATABLE CONDITIONS INCLUDE: lower back pain, neck pain, arthritis, heel pain, knee pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shoulder pain, sinusitis, tendinitis, sprains, strains, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), hip pain, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, post-operative pain, acute & chronic sports injuries, cold sores, wrinkles, acne, wounds/sutures, fibromyalgia.
Each patient will be assessed individually to determine the exact protocol needed for their specific condition. Treatments may last as little as 5 minutes or as long as 15 minutes. The total number of treatments required is usually 6 – 20 depending upon the body’s natural healing rate. This will be different for each patient. The less severe or the less chronic the condition, the fewer treatments required. The more severe or chronic, the greater number of treatments required. The results are usually rapid & sustainable. In our clinic, we find 80% of patients experience significant relief within the first 3 – 6 treatments, & a lasting effect after 12 – 18 .again, each patient will respond differently according to their own body’s condition & natural healing rate.
“The Theralase Laser is the most effective technology we have ever used. Our players now rely on Theralase to keep them healthy & playing at their peak game.” George Poulis & Dave Abraham / Toronto Blue Jays Athletic Trainers
“I use the Theralase laser to keep my throwing arm healthy. It reduces fatigue & allows me to play at my peak,game after game.” Roy Halladay,2007 Cy Young Award Winner / Toronto Blue Jays & Philadelphia Phillies
“I had to withdraw from the Rogers Masters in Montreal due to a severe abdominal muscle strain. For the next 2 weeks, I had 2 laser treatments per day with the Theralase 1000 cluster laser, which accelerated the tissue healing & reduced the pain. In the next 2 tournaments I was runner-up at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at Cincinnati & I then clinched the Pilot Pen Tennis at New Haven. Theralase laser treatments were very helpful in accelerating my recovery time.” James Blake, # 14 professional tennis player in the world,2007
“ For the last 4 years I have been functioning at about 65% due to back pain. In the last 2 months,since going for laser treatments and therapy, I am back to about 90% already. Thanks to Theralase I have my life back again!” Cathy Grant / Insurance Adjuster
“ I had been living with frequent cold sores for as long as I can remember. The cold sores were not only painful,but more so a huge embarrassment to me,impacting my self confidence. A friend recommended me to the Life Chiropractic Centre for the Cold Laser Therapy. When I attended my first treatment I had a cold sore just starting, I was very pleased that after a couple of treatments the sore was completely gone. I have continued with monthly maintenance treatments and to date have been free from any cold sores. Thanks, to the team at Life Chiropractic Centre for the success in treating my cold sore issue & for their very professional and courteous service.” M.M. / Life Chiropractic patient
“ I just wanted to let you know how Laser Therapy has helped with my sinusitis. Two years ago I had sinusitis & my physician treated me with antibiotics. This did nothing to lessen the pain of my excruciating sinus headaches that took 2 months to go away. In July, the sinusitis came back with a vengeance. Antibiotics,5 –7 advils per day & ice packs did not help. I was getting as little as 2 hours sleep at night. However, after 3 laser sessions in 5 days, the headaches stopped. Three weeks later I could sleep on my right side without sinus pressure building up for the first time in 2 months. Once I completed the course of Laser Therapy sessions I had clear sinuses and could detect scents I had not smelled in 3 years. Thanks to you & your staff for this life improving therapy.” R.P./ Life Chiropractic patient
If you still have questions about Cold Laser Therapy & if it would be of a benefit to you, please call us at 905 335 LIFE (5433). Or you can schedule an appointment for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with the doctor. We are located in Burlington, Ontario on Guelph Line just south of highway #5 & are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & most Saturday mornings.
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