Monday, November 28, 2016

Laser Therapy

Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. The painless application of laser energy has been shown to:
  • decrease pain
  • reduce swelling/inflammation and
  • enhance tissue repair
It does this by increasing microcirculation, allowing more red blood cells with oxygen to reach injured tissues to help with healing. It will also increase venous and lymphatic drainage from the injured region. At the cellular level, it stimulates enzymes which will improve the rate at which energy is made in the cell. More energy in the cell means a quicker healing process.


Numerous studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:

- Low Back Pain & Sciatica
- Neck Pain & Headaches
- Mid & Upper Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle Strains & Spasms
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Osteoarthritis & Bursitis
- Shoulder & Elbow Pain
- Wrist & Hand Conditions
- Hip & Knee Pain
- Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain
- Fibromyalgia
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
- Post-surgical Healing
  • Q: Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
    There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth
    or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
  • Q: Are there any side effects or associated risks?
    During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side
    effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel
    aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
  • Q: How many treatments does it take?
    This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1 to 6
    treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 to 14 (or more)
    treatments. Certain conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to
    control pain.
  • Q: Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
    Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including Rehabilitative Exercise
    and Physical Therapy
    , Active Release Therapy (ART), Graston Soft Tissue Therapy, and
    Standard Chiropractic Treatments. These other healing modalities are complementary and can
    be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Q: Am I covered under my Extended Health Care Plan (EHC) for Laser Therapy?
    Many EHC insurance policies cover chiropractic care. This would also include Laser Therapy
    services which would be billed under the chiropractic coverage umbrella.
  • Q: Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
    Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of
    Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific
    studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

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