Laser is completely safe to use, painless, and with no side effects. Health Canada has approved the use of this technology when treating soft tissue injuries. There are some cases where laser cannot by used as in the case with patients who are taking photosensitive drugs.
What is LASER?
Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This type of radiation is not harmful to the body but provides stimulation at a cellular level to initiate healing and decrease pain.
What Can Laser Treat?
It has been used successfully to treat many clinical conditions; soft tissue and sports injuries (muscles, tendons, ligaments, contusions and hematomas); repetitive stress problems (carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers and tennis elbow, trigger point issues); shingles and post herpetic neuralgia; fibromyalgia; disc issues; degenerative arthritis ; plantar fasciitis and heel spurs; chronic neck and back pain; acne; smoking cessation; and weight loss.
Laser is used widely throughout the medical community including chiropractic and physiotherapy offices and is a widely accepted tool of professional sporting associations as well as university sporting teams due to its effectiveness in healing sports injuries in a timely fashion.
Laser is completely safe to use and painless. Health Canada has approved the use of this technology when treating soft tissue injuries. There are some cases where laser cannot be used as in the case with patients who are taking photosensitive drugs.