When most people think of lasers, the last thing that normally springs to mind is pain relief. However, cold laser therapy (also known as low level laser therapy/LLLT) is a highly effective treatment for many chronic conditions chiropractors help with.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at how LLLT actually works – and why so many of our patients love it. So, if you’ve ever been curious about low-level laser therapy, make sure to read on!
We offer laser therapy sessions here at Sardis Chiropractic for only $65 a session! (Plus, we’re more than happy to direct bill your insurance provider to avoid you paying out of pocket.)
But first . . . what is cold laser therapy?
LLLT is a non-invasive and non-toxic treatment option – that has been proven to be incredibly effective. According to the more than 4000 studies on pub.med.gov, it can be concluded that the majority of laboratory and clinical studies have demonstrated that LLLT has a positive effect on acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. (Source: The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain – The National Library Of Medicine)
The system we use, Meditech, has been involved in laser therapy research since 1989. This system is considered the gold standard in the industry and is used in over 34 countries.
This approach has been successful in treating a wide variety of ailments including:
|Plantar Fasciitis||Bursitis||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Epicondylitis|
|Tendonitis||Rheumatoid Arthritis||Bulging and Herniated Discs||Ligament and Tendon Tears|
The Benefits Of Laser Therapy:
The main benefits:
- Non toxic
- Non invasive
- Highly effective
- No known adverse effects
- Significant improvement rates (cure rate >90%)
Interested in the science side of things? Here are key improvements we see with LLLT:
- Production and release of beta endorphins
- Increase in cortisol production.
- Increased ATP production
- Stimulation of protein synthesis
- Enhanced DNA replication
- Elevated levels of serotonin
- Acetylcholine facilitation neurotransmission
- Vasodilatation and angiogenesis.
The Bioflex system works by utilizing super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons. Light energy is then converted to biochemical energy and facilitates the restoration of normal cell morphology and functioning.
What To Expect From Your Treatment
We understand that coming in for any new treatment can be intimidating – let alone one with the word laser in it! However, you can rest assured that your treatment will be comfortable, easy and pain-free.
To help any prospective new patients feel comfortable, Sardis Chiropractic has put together a brief overview of what you can expect from your cold laser therapy sessions!
When you arrive at our clinic, you will find readily available parking just outside our front door. We are fully wheelchair accessible too.
Normally, Dr. Gagnon will be right with you – however, we have a comfortable waiting room available for busier times. There’s more than enough room to comfortably social distance.
If it would make you feel comfortable, you’re welcome to bring someone to the appointment with you. (Or a book! Treatments last 30-45 minutes and, while we have magazines available, feel free to bring entertainment.)
We have a dedicated private room for laser therapy, so you can enjoy your treatment in peace!
Meditech’s cutting edge machines have multiple treatment settings based on the injury type and location. Dr. Gagnon will select the treatment settings best suited to your needs and apply the lasers to the injured area – all you need to do is relax!
Do you have any more questions?
If so, feel free to contact us – we’re more than happy to explain anything you’d like to know about our services!