Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a good choice if you are looking for a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to relieve your pain and recover from an injury. The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy in the form of photons to damaged tissue cells. These absorbed photons stimulate mitochondria to accelerate the production of ATP. This process results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes, including but not limited to alleviating pain or inflammation, immunomodulation, and promoting wound healing and tissue regeneration.

Laser therapy treatment can be combined with other treatments, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy to synergistically speed up recovery from the injury.

Laser therapy can be used to treat:

  • Neck and Lower back pain
  • Whiplash injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle and ligament strains/sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis & golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Wounds, scars, fractures
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • and many other conditions

Incorporating laser therapy into your treatment

Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, ranging from acute to chronic pain. The nature of your condition will determine the type of laser that will be administered, as well as its strength. The dosage of laser needed will be decided after your initial evaluation, where one of our Vancouver chiropractors will examine the affected area(s) of your body in need of treatment and review your health history.

Each treatment plan is designed specifically for you, and targeted treatments will be prescribed for treating your condition. If you have been suffering from acute or chronic pain, and you think you could benefit from laser therapy treatments, don’t hesitate to contact Vitalpoint Chiropractic today.

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Treating whiplash injuries with laser therapy

Laser therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of whiplash injuries through several mechanisms:

  1. Pain Reduction: Laser therapy can help alleviate pain associated with whiplash by modulating pain signals and promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals produced by the body.
  2. Inflammation Reduction: Immediately after the injury, inflammation and swelling in the injured area will result in pain, redness, and swelling. Laser therapy can help reduce inflammation by targeting the inflammatory cells and mediators, thereby promoting faster healing and reducing swelling.
  3. Tissue Repair and Regeneration: Laser therapy stimulates cellular activity in the damaged tissues, promoting the production of collagen and accelerating the repair and regeneration of injured tissues. This can help restore normal function and range of motion in the injured area.
  4. Improved Blood Circulation: Laser therapy enhances blood circulation in the injured area, which can facilitate the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, as well as the removal of metabolic waste products, promoting faster healing.
  5. Muscle Relaxation: Whiplash injuries often involve muscle spasms and tension. Laser therapy can help relax tight muscles by increasing blood flow and promoting the release of muscle-relaxing chemicals, thereby reducing pain and stiffness.

Overall, laser therapy can be a valuable adjunctive treatment modality for whiplash injuries, especially when used in combination with other therapies such as chiropractic treatment and exercise. However, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment approach based on individual circumstances and needs.

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