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Laser therapy is one of the most effective ways to reduce pain and inflammation. It is also particularly beneficial for those seeking a non-invasive alternative to pain management. At Physiomed, we’re proud to offer this innovative treatment in a safe and professional environment.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-surgical procedure that stimulates healing with intense beams of light. Originating in Europe, it has since been approved by Health Canada as a safe and effective way to alleviate discomfort.
You’ll often hear people refer to ‘cold’ (or low-level) lasers. The treatment is described in this way because the low-level wavelengths aren’t actually high enough to heat body tissue. Therefore it is perfect for therapeutic purposes, unlike the high-level lasers surgeons use to cut or destroy tumours.
How does it work?
Physiomed offers laser therapy to treat both acute and chronic conditions. During treatment, our highly-qualified health professionals use infrared light to mend the body’s soft tissue. When these wavelengths come in contact with specific areas of the body, physiological changes take place within the cells. This process, known as photobiomodulation, triggers a chain of events that eventually decreases pain. Laser therapy can also provide the following benefits:
- Increases circulation to damaged cell areas
- Promotes healing of the joints
- Reduces recovery time by speeding up cell reproduction
- Minimizes the appearance of scars after cuts or burns
- Reduces swelling from bruising or inflammation
So is laser therapy painful? The answer is no. In fact, depending on the laser, this treatment can create little to no sensation -- some have even reported a calming effect. Each session takes about 20-30 minutes. While some patients experience positive results immediately, it usually takes three to four sessions for a noticeable reduction in pain.
Is laser therapy right for me?
If you’re looking for a drug-free, non-invasive approach to pain management, laser therapy is an excellent alternative. Anyone suffering from lower back pain, neck pain or muscle strains could benefit greatly from this natural alternative. Laser therapy can also treat a number of other conditions including arthritis, tendonitis and tennis elbow.
Book an appointment with us today to learn more about how laser therapy can help you get back to living life pain -free and on your terms!