By Mary Pletsch 09 Sep 2018 no comment 207 Views

Laser therapy stimulates the cells through the application of a low-intensity laser light.  In previous blogs, we’ve talked about how laser therapy reduces inflammation and the pain associated with inflammation.

Stimulating the cells promotes healing, whether it’s an acute injury like tendon tears or a chronic injury like chronic back pain.  That’s why there are a number of conditions that laser therapy can effectively treat.

But if we had to pick the number one health issue that laser therapy can treat…what would be our choice?

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects people of all ages.

The pain and inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis can greatly affect an individual’s mobility and quality of life.  When you struggle to touch your fingers to your palm due to pain and inflammation, it’s difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like writing with a pen, tying your shoes, or opening a door.  The disease affects different people in different ways, but pain and inflammation are constants.

Laser therapy is highly successful in treating people with rheumatoid arthritis.  It helps to reduce the inflammation.  That makes movement much easier.  It also lessens or even eliminates the pain.  Laser therapy can help to improve your quality of life.

Laser therapy is non-invasive.  That means there is no surgery, no cutting, no piercing.

There are no drugs to take.  In fact, laser therapy can reduce or eliminate your need for medication or over the counter painkillers.  Always talk to the doctor who prescribed your medication before changing your dose or stopping your medication.

If you, or a friend or family member, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 to make your appointment.

Laser Therapy effectively treats both chronic conditions and acute injuries

Laser Therapy is also effective at treating other chronic conditions, like chronic spinal problems, degenerative osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.  In addition, it is excellent for acute injuries such as sports injuries, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, and muscle strains.

Sheppard Chiropractic Centre is proud to offer this safe, effective treatment to our patients.

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