The Powerful Healing Power of Low Level-Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (also known as “cold laser therapy”) is the use of specialized probes that deliver healing wavelengths of red and infrared light to repair damaged tissue. Your cells selectively absorb these particles of energy, causing a cascade of physiological reactions. Namely, the restoration of normal cell function. 

Low-level laser therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • nerve damage
  • joint pain 
  • lower-back pain
  • arthritis
  • cognitive issues

It’s fantastic therapy if you want to eliminate your symptoms of pain, stimulate your body’s immune response, and facilitate natural healing.

…I would highly recommend this process to anyone who is interested in speeding up the healing process

“I went to Dr Best at Neurvana Health after having a Baker’s cyst rupture behind my knee. It was very painful and was not healing properly, It would feel ok for a few days and then go back to pain over and over again, Dr Best recommended a laser therapy treatment to speed up the healing process… By the second treatment I could feel a big difference in the reduction of recurring pain, by the 4th treatment I was fully recovered and back to normal. I would highly recommend this process to anyone who is interested in speeding up the healing process. Dr. Best and his team are definitely worth checking out.”

Rod Bakke

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy works by doing the following:

  • increasing the production of pain-reducing hormones 
  • improving cellular metabolism and energy (to support the tissue repair process)
  • substantially increasing the production of the essential building blocks of tissue 
  • stimulates neurological function and growth
  • cellular regeneration and repair
  • increased vascular flow
  • improves immune function

In short, it supports complete cellular healing at the source of your injury or affliction.  

Who can use laser therapy?

Have you been dealing with a painful condition that just won’t go away? Maybe you’ve tried conventional treatments and nothing seems to help. If your answer is yes, you might be an ideal candidate for laser therapy – especially if you don’t want to rely on addictive pain medications that can cause more unwanted side effects. Low-level laser therapy is also great for:

  • Someone looking for a non-invasive, non-toxic treatment for pain
  • Someone who wants to target the source of the condition, and not just mask it with pharmaceuticals
  • Someone who hasn’t responded well to conventional therapies in the past

Some conditions that we work with

Musculoskeletal conditions

  • muscle and joint pain
  • sprains and strains
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis 
  • TMJ pain 
  • lower back pain
  • neck pain and whiplash injuries

Neurological conditions

  • traumatic brain injuries
  • concussions
  • headaches
  • neuropathic pain syndromes
  • myelopathies
  • stroke recovery
  • symptoms of Alzheimers, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Dermatological conditions

Side effects from cancer therapy

  • chemotherapy-induced nerve damage 
  • mouth sores and inflammation
  • radiation burns
  • lymphedema
  • neuropathies from chemotherapy

…I am making my way to a full recovery.

“Came in for Plantar Fasciitis and nerve pain to my left foot. Noticed a major improvement and manageable pain in the second weekly laser treatment. Each treatment after, I am making my way to a full recovery. Can’t say enough about this painless healing process and the friendly staff. Would recommend it for all ages.”

Wendy Saunders

Why you should try low-level laser therapy in Calgary?

Low-level laser therapy is a highly effective, well-researched way to heal a variety of medical issues that do not have many conventional treatment options. It helps to eliminate pain and reduce the need for pharmaceuticals and other systemic therapies. Non-invasive and non-toxic, laser therapy has no known adverse effects and can safely treat areas with surgical pins, metal plates, or pacemakers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at my first appointment? 

At your first appointment, your practitioner will take the time to do a physical examination and talk with you about your condition. Their goal is to understand you holistically; including the treatments you’ve tried in the past, your overall health goals, and the physiology of your injury or condition. From this, they’ll determine the frequency of your treatments, as well as how many treatments you’ll need to receive the results you want. The treatments themselves last about 30 minutes although this can vary depending on the size and the area(s) being treated. There is typically only a mild sensation with the treatments (if any at all). Some patients report a slight warm or tingling sensation. 

Will the treatment hurt?

No. You may feel a mild warming sensation where you are receiving the treatment. Most of our patients report mild or no sensation at all with the treatments.

Are there any side effects I should know about?

Yes, but they are extremely rare with this therapy. Patients that are allergic or ultra-sensitive to light they may show signs of skin irritation for a few days. With chronic injuries or pain syndromes, there can be some aggravation post-treatment as the healing response occurs. This usually presents as a low-grade ache and only lasts a few hours after exposure; this can be treated by using an ice pack in the area that is affected for 3-5 minutes at a time.

How long does each treatment take?

Most treatments are around 30 minutes long, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on the condition being treated and the individual. Acute conditions usually only require 1-6 treatments over a 1-2 week period. Chronic issues usually require 10-15 sessions over a longer time period. eg. twice a week treatment until the issue begins to improve, then it could change to once a week or every two weeks. One thing to note with some chronic conditions, like moderate to severe arthritis, you may need ongoing care periodically to alleviate any ongoing symptoms.

When will I start seeing improvement?

You may notice results as early as the first treatment (this is common with acute injuries such as sprains and strains). However, you will most likely feel improvement after 3-4 treatments. This is because the effects of laser therapy are cumulative and build over time. 
Book a discovery call today to see if Low-Level Laser therapy is right for you!

Ready to get rid of pain and get back to your life?

Book a discovery call today to see if Low-Level Laser therapy is right for you!