LOW INTENSITY LASER
Live pain free. Target the source of your pain with Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy has been used successfully in our South Surrey clinic to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries and post-surgical wounds.
Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Laser Therapy are long lasting.
This dynamic technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons. These are particles of energy that are absorbed by a variety of micro-molecules within the cell, a process which initiates a number of positive physiological responses. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy.
The result: normal cell morphology and function are restored. More information.
The healing potential of low intensity laser therapy extends to a wide range of medical conditions. Some of the problems most effectively treated are listed below:
GENERAL: Carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, repetitive stress injury, rotator cuff tears, TMJ dysfunction.
INJURIES: Bulging and herniated discs, contusions, facet joint syndrome, fractures with associated soft-tissue injuries, ligament and tendon tears.
INFLAMMATORY: Bursitis, myositis, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, tendonitis.
DEGENERATIVE: Calcifications (e.g. bone spurs), chondromalacia patella, discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis.
Laser therapy can help to hasten the recovery of both tennis and golfer's elbow by improving circulation to the area (angiogenesis), improving lymphatic drainage and increasing the production of serotonin and endorphins to manage pain.
In addition to relieving the pain and inflammation of tennis and golfer's elbow, laser therapy also increases cellular activity, thus facilitating the repair and improving the strength of the repaired tendon.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments are typically 35 minutes to one hour in duration for any particular condition or patient.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will vary with regard to the individual presenting problem. Just as every medical condition varies so will the individual response to therapy.
Are the treatments covered by my Extended Health Insurance?
The treatments are performed by our Chiropractors, so if you currently have Chiropractic coverage the treatments would fall under that category.
*Please note that every policy is different and we cannot advise on what your coverage includes.