Low level laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is one of the best pain reducing options we have at our clinic. In many cases, patients have been able to avoid surgical intervention and reduce the need for pharmaceuticals to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Laser therapy has been clinically proven to treat a wide range of conditions from arthritis to spine and neck pain and everything in between.
This article will explore the most frequent questions we get from patients at the clinic.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy
Low level laser therapy, also sometimes called cold laser therapy, is a treatment regimen where a laser is applied to the affected area of your body to stimulate cell grown, reduce inflammation and swelling, which in turn accelerates healing and reduces pain.
At Glenbourne Chiropractic Clinic in Halifax, we have a Bioflex low level laser therapy device. This device is widely accepted as the leading technology available for pain relief and healing through laser thanks to clinical studies that have been conducted using the device.
What Can be Treated with Low Level Laser?
Low level laser therapy can treat a wide range of ailments from carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis.
Conditions which cause swelling and inflammation are the best help with low level laser therapy.
A few conditions we have successfully treated at our clinic are:
- Tendonitis (in all parts of the body)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck and back pain
- Post knee replacement
- Nerve pain
- TMJ and Frozen Shoulder
Does Laser Therapy Hurt?
No, there is no heat generated from the laser nor does it cut the skin as a high-intensity laser may. The laser is applied to the area to be treated and after 15-30 minutes the session is over.
There are no serious side effects from low level laser therapy. In fact, in some cases patients are able to avoid more invasive treatments, such as surgery, after a full course of laser therapy is completed.
How Long Before Results Happen?
One session of laser therapy is generally not going make a drastic change to your condition. Like chiropractic, low level laser therapy is meant to be carried out several times to achieve the optimal results.
While each patient is different, a rule of thumb is 6-12 treatments are carried out by our laser therapist.
How can I give it a try?
The first step is to arrange a consultation with our laser therapist, Jenny, at our office. She will discuss your current condition, take a brief medical history and determine if cold laser therapy is the right course of treatment for you.
To schedule our next available appointment give our clinic a call at (902) 445-9335 or submit the form on this page we will confirm your appointment within one business day.