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Bioflex Laser Therapy in Halifax

Bioflex laser therapy offers patients a treatment option for a wide variety of conditions. The laser uses low-intensity light that is taken from an array of superluminous diodes, resulting in the acceleration of healing, the elimination of pain, and a significant decrease in inflammation.

Improvement can be experienced quite quickly, often in as few as two weeks, making laser therapy an attractive alternative to other forms of treatment.

NOTE: Different patients respond differently to low-level laser therapy. It’s important to book a consultation with our laser therapist to discuss how the laser could help you.

How Can Laser Therapy Accelerate Healing in the Body?

As the laser goes to work, energy production in the body’s cells increases. The body’s response to this increase in energy production is an acceleration of the healing process, making Bioflex laser an ideal treatment for a number of inflammatory conditions and injuries.

What Can Laser Therapy Treat?

A wide range of ailments can be treated successfully with laser therapy. Among them are:

  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic and degenerative diseases
  • and more…

 

Why is the Bioflex Laser Superior to Other Laser Therapy Devices?

In comparison with its competitors, Bioflex has far more research backing it up. Functionally, the laser stands out from the rest, given it utilizes not one, but two, light sources: red and infrared. This makes the Bioflex laser system the most reliable device to produce the desired results.

How Many Treatments Will I Require?

The treatment schedule is initially broken down into three sessions per week for a period of two weeks. After these sessions have been completed, our chiropractor or laser therapist meets with you for re-evaluation. At this point, you may have made considerable progress. Typically, the treatments go on for another six sessions, and most patients finish after their 12th session.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

On the average, treatments range from 15 minutes to one hour in duration. Non-complex laser procedures usually last no longer than 30 minutes, making the process quick, convenient, and stress-free, while maximizing patient comfort and satisfaction.

What are Some Ailments You Have Treated Successfully?

The list of conditions that have been treated successfully is extensive and includes

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Nerve pain in the arms and legs

Patients suffering from pain and inflammation following knee replacement frequently find that their symptoms diminish following treatment with bioflex laser therapy, which can reduce overall recovery time.

To discuss if laser therapy is an ideal treatment option for you give us a call and book a consultation with one of our chiropractors or our laser therapist.

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Frozen Shoulder – What is It and How can I Get Relief?

Frozen Shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis as it’s referred to in the wellness & medical community, is a condition that drastically decreases your range of motion in your shoulder and is most often accompanied by pain.

If you’ve been experiencing

  • Reduced range of motion in your shoulde
  • Aching and pain in your shoulder without any injury

Then you may be at the beginning stages of Frozen Shoulder. Don’t wait for the pain to get better while you nurse it with a heating pad and ibuprofen of acetaminophen.

The earlier you can begin to treat Frozen Shoulder the better.

CAN WE HELP SOLVE YOUR FROZEN SHOULDER PAIN?
We have helped numerous Frozen Shoulder sufferers get relief from their pain and get back to their regular life. ClICK HERE to book a 15-Minute Appointment to discuss how our treatment options can help.

What Causes Frozen Shoulder?

For many, the condition just arrived one morning after waking up and you suddenly have a drastically reduced range of motion.

You’re unable to:

  • Blow-dry, brush or comb your hair
  • Open or close the car door
  • Pull on a heavy coat
  • and a host of other things you require a full range of motion for

While Frozen Shoulder can improve on it’s own it can take months to progress through the pain and lack of movement.

 

How to Resolve Frozen Shoulder

Injections directly into the joint, such as hydrodilation or straight cortisone, are often done by MD’s. These can provide relief from the pain and discomfort.

Capsular release surgery is another treatment option where doctors work to remove scarred capsule tissue from the joint.

No matter what treatment path you take, physical therapy will play a big part, be it Chiropractic, Massage or Kinesiologist.

KEY TAKE AWAY
Physical therapy treatments such as Chiropractic, massage and laser therapy play a big role in thawing and healing frozen shoulder. In many cases, they are enough to recover from the ailment entirely.

We have had great success with patients in Halifax using Chiropractic, Laser Therapy, Massage & Kinesiologist to treat Frozen Shoulder at all stages.

Your first defense against frozen shoulder pain getting worse should be a consultation with a professional practitioner who can help determine the right treatment regimen for you.

We offer complimentary 15-Minute Consultations at our clinic in Clayton Park where we will help determine if you are suffering from Frozen Shoulder and which treatment option is best for you.

To book our next available 15-Minute Consultation please submit the form on this page or call our office at 902-445-9335.

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TMJ and Jaw Pain Relief

TMJ is a serious issue, one that can lead to some painful surgeries or the requirement to wear an appliance in your mouth for months, 24/7, even while eating, if left unchecked.

Of course, jaw pain doesn’t need to get to that stage. Especially if diagnosis and treatment are started ASAP.

Do you experience any of the following:

  • Clicking and popping while chewing?
  • Limited motion of locking of your Jaw?
  • Sore Jaw in the Morning?
  • Pressure behind the ears and/or eyes?

It could be TMJ, a disorder affecting the jaw joint, more specifically the point where the lower jaw connects to the skull. This is why pressure behind the ears, trouble hearing and sensations of sinus pain are often cited as symptoms by TMJ sufferers.

CAN WE HELP SOLVE YOUR TMJ PAIN?

We have helped numerous TMJ sufferers get relief from their pain and get back to their regular life. ClICK HERE to Arrange a Complimentary 15-Minute Appointment to find out if we can help.

Left untreated TMJ can become extremely painful and cause difficulty eating, speaking or doing anything that requires the movement of your jaw.

 

Treatment Options for TMJ

Often TMJ is treated by a dentist or orthodontist. A primary treatment option is an in-mouth appliance that is to be worn for several months or up to a year, 24/7, even while eating.

The success rate on these in-mouth appliances is good, but they can affect eating and speech. Not to mention the cost can be very high.

Alternative treatments which have been proven effective both on their own as well as in conjunction with your dentist or orthodontist are:

  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Laser Treatment

These three alternatives are far less invasive than an in-mouth appliance and are a viable treatment option to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.

KEY TAKE AWAY

Alternative treatments for TMJ are far less invasive and can save you from wearing an in-mouth appliance for months, even while eating.

Of course, self-diagnosing in today’s Internet age can be dangerous. Your first defense against jaw pain should be a consultation with a professional practitioner who can help determine the right treatment regimen for you.

We offer complimentary 15-Minute Consultations at our clinic in Clayton Park where we will help determine if you are suffering from TMJ and which treatment option is best for you.

To book our next available 15-Minute Consultation please submit the form on this page or call our office at 902-445-9335.

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