By Mary Pletsch 09 Jan 2018 no comment 270 Views

If you’re unfamiliar with laser therapy, we’ve created a short guide.  First we’ll talk about how it works.  As well, we’ll talk about some of its advantages.  Then we’ll list some conditions that respond well to laser therapy.  Finally, we’ll tell you how to find out if laser therapy can help you.

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy uses a light emission from a laser diode to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions, and to heal wounds.  The light source is placed in contact with the skin.  As a result the photon energy penetrates the tissue.

Laser treatment enhances the body’s natural healing processes.  It also encourages the restoration of normal cell function.

The laser is painless.  Additionally, it does not involve cutting or piercing the skin in any way.

Laser therapy is a drug-free alternative to painkillers.  It works to heal the source of the discomfort rather than simply masking the symptoms.

Laser therapy is an effective treatment for acute injuries because it helps them to heal more quickly.

It is also excellent for addressing the inflammation and pain of many chronic conditions.  The effects of the laser help your body’s healing processes to “catch up” with healing.

Overall, laser therapy does not have the same side effects as surgery or drugs.  In summary, laser therapy is a natural way to help the body heal itself more quickly.

Laser therapy can treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • sports injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • ligament and tendon tears
  • rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • facet joint syndrome
  • bulging and herniated discs
  • rotator cuff injury
  • chondromalacia patella
  • bursitis and tendonitis
  • calcifications and bone spurs

If you’re curious about whether you’re a good candidate for laser therapy, call 847-7172 (Rothesay) or 635-8182 (Saint John).  We’d be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Jeff Sheppard to find out if laser treatment is a suitable option for you.

In conclusion, Sheppard Chiropractic Centre is proud to offer our clients this safe, non-invasive, drug-free, effective therapy.

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