Frequently Asked Questions About Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy in Downtown Toronto
Dr. Brian Dower has been providing cold laser therapy in Downtown Toronto for several years, and patients rave about how it alleviates their back pain, neck pain an pain from other injuries. Still, many people have questions about the procedure, so we have put together an FAQ. If your question is not listed here, please feel free to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Downtown Toronto.
Questions About Cold Laser Therapy for Back Pain and Neck Pain:
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy is the application of infrared laser light, applied at a specific frequency, to injured areas of the body. The light penetrates deeply into the tissues and stimulates cells to regenerate and heal naturally. Our cold laser therapy in Downtown Toronto has been very helpful for people struggling with neck pain and back pain. It is a completely drug-free, non-invasive pain management technique that we often use to complement chiropractic care and other physiotherapy treatments.
What conditions can be alleviated by cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy is useful for many soft-tissue aches, pains, sprains, strains, injuries and chronic conditions. Our chiropractor in Downtown Toronto often uses it to alleviate cases of back pain, neck pain, arthritis, knee pain, shoulder pain, tendinitis, bursitis and more.
How does cold laser therapy work?
The laser light we shine into your tissues stimulates damaged cells to start healing themselves. Injured tissues are often stiff, oxygen-deprived, inflamed and sore—and the cells’ metabolisms have shut down. The light triggers these cells’ metabolisms to jump start again, which helps with tissue regeneration. It also increases circulation to the affected area. This brings fresh oxygen and nutrients in to help speed healing. Cold laser therapy also brings endorphins to the area for natural pain relief.
Does laser therapy hurt?
The vast majority of people feel nothing but comfort during a laser therapy treatment. Some feel a slight tingling or warmth, but rarely is any pain involved. This type of therapeutic laser does not produce heat like a surgical laser and beams at a therapeutic wavelength designed to stimulate cellular reactions.
What are the benefits of cold laser therapy?
Laser therapy can accelerate tissue healing naturally, without the side effects of painkilling drugs. By stimulating the body’s own healing and pain relief mechanisms, it reduces long-term dependency on painkillers and helps people get back to regular activities faster.
What can I expect during a cold laser therapy appointment?
During an appointment for cold laser therapy in Downtown Toronto, Dr. Dower moves a laser light probe gently over the affected area as the patient relaxes. Sessions generally last from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the condition being treated. While many patients notice pain relief after the first one or two sessions, long term healing usually requires 5-10 sessions, again depending on the patient’s individual needs.
If you have more questions about cold laser therapy and how we use it in conjunction with chiropractic care, please call and talk with us at 647-931-6551 today.