Pain Management with Laser Therapy in Toronto
Back in Balance Alternative Medicine Clinic and our pain management treatment using laser therapy:
Cold Laser Treatment or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes certain wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to assist accelerate the recovery process. It can be utilized on clients who suffer from a range of severe and chronic conditions in order to assist remove pain, swelling, lower spasms and increase performance.
How Cold Lasers Work
Cold lasers are portable devices utilized by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is positioned directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the location being dealt with and the dose offered by the cold laser system.
Throughout this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are given off from the laser travel through the skins layers (the dermis, skin, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin). This light has the capability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin at 90mw and 830 nm.
Laser Therapy Treatment for Pain
Laser therapy is used in the effective treatment of a vast number of medical conditions including arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendonitis and body pains. This treatment relies on the use of laser beams that have been manipulated into specific wavelengths. Fine-tuning laser light ensures that the laser beams do not have similar impact as the maiden laser light.
By focusing laser-light, laser beams are able to be used with far better accuracy. As a result, we are able to work on small areas avoiding tissues adjacent to the area of concentration. Consequently, patients who have undergone laser therapy rarely complain of body pain after the procedure as compared to those who opt for traditional medical procedures.
Despite the few negative effects of laser therapy, it is still one of the most effective forms of alternative medicine. Its use is being embraced increasingly across different regions of the globe. Additionally, more success stories continue streaming in by the day.