Laser Therapy for Pain

Use Chiropractic Laser Therapy for Non-invasive Spinal Pain Relief

Chiropractic Laser Therapy for Non-invasive Spinal Pain Relief Vancouver Chiropractor

Laser therapy, or phototherapy, is an effective, non-invasive, drug-free solution that has no side effects. It has been used as a means for reducing pain and to speed healing for over 30 years. Professional clinicians obtain positive results with Health Canada-licensed MedX™ phototherapy to stimulate the body’s natural repair processes at the cellular level.

Laser Therapy for Non-invasive Spinal Pain Relief Vancouver Chiropractor
Laser Therapy for Non-invasive Spinal Pain Relief Vancouver Chiropractor

The Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers laser therapy as an adjunct to chiropractic care for acute and chronic conditions. Laser treatments have been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • sprains and strains
  • nerve damage
  • unwanted scar tissue
  • rotator cuff injury
  • fibromyalgia
  • tennis elbow
  • problems with the joint of the jaw (TMJ)
  • whiplash
  • tendinopathy (a type of tendon injury that occurs when the tendon becomes painful or torn)
  • and many other conditions.

Our doctors are certified in the use of laser therapy for pain, and the effectiveness of this treatment varies from patient to patient.

Check out This List of Desirable Effects of Laser Treatment

These positive effects are documented:

  • Circulation is increased by promoting formation of new capillaries, thus speeding healing by increasing oxygen supply, levels of nutrients, and elimination of waste products.
  • Collagen production is stimulated. This is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It increases tissue elasticity and diminishes scar tissue formation.
  • Production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is stimulated, which is the major carrier of energy to cells and essential to initiating the healing process. These energized cells accept nutrients more readily and give off waste products faster.
  • Lymphatic system activity is accelerated, and lymph, veinous, and arterial vessel diameters are increased, which leads to a reduction in swelling as increased fluids and proteins natural to damaged tissue can be more quickly eliminated.
  • RNA and DNA synthesis increases, facilitating replacement of damaged cells.
  • Excitability of nervous tissue is reduced when photonic energy enters the body as negative ions, creating a demand for positive ions like calcium and others. These ions, in turn, assist in decreasing the firing of nerves and, as a result, help reduce pain and restore normal nerve function.
  • Fibroblast activity, which aids in the repair process through formation of collagen fibers in connective tissue, is stimulated.
  • Removal of dead and damaged cells by phagocytes increases, destroying infection and making way for the healing process to begin.
  • Induces a heating effect in the tissues (despite no actual heat coming from the diodes, themselves), thus increasing circulation and promoting healing.
  • Both tissue granulation and connective tissue projections are stimulated, which is part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers, and inflamed tissue.
  • Stimulates release of acetylcholine, which causes vasodilation and other parasympathetic effects that promote healing.

“Super pulsing” laser as used at the Vancouver Spine Care Centre, is approved for use by Health Canada and has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of deep spinal conditions and neuropathy.

An effective tool in the management of acute and chronic injuries, laser therapy is painless, and only takes a few minutes to apply.  The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient.

If you think laser therapy for pain might help you, or you want to know more about it, one of our doctors will be pleased to talk to you over the phone at: 

  • 604-873-6029;

or you can send us questions to:  mail@vancouverspinecarecentre.com

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