Discover how laser therapy can accelerate your healing and reduce your pain
At Glenbourne Chiropractic we use the Bioflex Low-level Laser Therapy system, a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body’s natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.
The system uses superluminous and laser diodes to bombard diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are absorbed by the tissues’ cells, resulting in a series of physiological reactions that restore normal cell structure and function. In addition, it increases production of endorphins, cortisol, growth hormone and ATP – all which stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
The system is an effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. The process is curative, resulting in the elimination of symptoms including pain. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and facilitates natural healing.
There are many advantages of laser therapy. It’s completely safe, with no adverse side effects. It’s non-invasive, non-toxic, and easily applied. It reduces the need for pharmaceuticals, therefore decreasing worry about drug interactions or drug side effects. It also provides an effective treatment alternative for patients who have not responded to conventional therapies, and often makes surgical interventions unnecessary.
The Bioflex Laser is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, sports injuries, wound healing and a wide range of dermatological conditions, including:
- Ligament, tendon and muscle tears
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee, shoulder, elbow conditions
- Plantar fasciitis
- Degenerative arthritis and spinal stenosis
- Disc injuries
- Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and shingles
- Diabetic ulcers
- Temperomandibular joint dysfunction
For a full description of conditions treated by the Bioflex Laser system contact the Glenbourne Chiropractic team.
Frequently Asked Questions about laser therapy
Q: Is laser therapy safe?
Hundreds of research studies have shown laser therapy to be safe and effective. Laser therapy is non-invasive, non-toxic and non-thermal. Unlike other forms of radiation, laser therapy is beneficial rather than harmful to tissue.
Q: Do Bioflex Lasers burn?
No, the Bioflex Laser system uses a low-level laser light that is absorbed by the cells to stimulate tissue repair. The laser light is non-thermal so there is no heat associated with the treatment.
Q: How long does a treatment take?
Treatments can last from 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the condition and area being treated.
Q: How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments varies depending on the problem and patient. People respond to laser therapy uniquely. In a recent clinical report on over 1,000 patients treated with the Bioflex laser system, patients averaged less than 10 treatments to resolve their condition. In some patients, one treatment is sufficient. On average, 3 to 25 treatments are required. In some cases, additional maintenance treatments may be recommended.
Q: Is laser therapy covered by public or private insurance plans?
Laser therapy at Glenbourne Chiropractic is covered under chiropractic treatment on your private health insurance plan. If you have coverage for chiropractic treatment you can submit your laser treatment, and do not require a medical referral.
Q: Are there any contraindications?
Yes. Laser therapy should never be used over the womb for women in their first trimester of pregnancy, or over cancerous tumors.