Understanding the Basics of Pain Relief Therapy


Laser pain relief therapy involves using super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons; the energy particles are absorbed by micro-molecules, converting light into biochemical energy. This stimulates positive physiological responses, restoring normal cell morphology and function. This noninvasive therapy is highly effective in the treatment of ligament and tendon tears, muscle strain, tendonitis and bursitis. For those suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia, this therapy is easily applied and takes minimal time. Other musculoskeletal problems addressed by laser pain relief therapy include, but are not limited to, herniated discs, frozen joints, migraines and general headaches.

Thousands of health care professionals use low level lasers in their field of practice for pain relief therapy. A typical session lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of therapy you are receiving. Low level laser pain relief therapy is painless, safe, and drug-free, and the certified therapists use only approved proprietary protocols. A quality provider should use CSA approved laser equipment and treatments that are non-toxic. Be sure to ask plenty of questions before you decide to choose a specific provider.

Laser pain relief therapy works to relieve pain by blocking the signals that your injuries are sending to your brain. It also helps to bring down swelling and inflammation and also increase the production and release of bodily chemicals that work naturally to relieve pain in the body. Additionally, these low level lasers lower nerve sensitivity so that chronic pain becomes less and less.

Lasers can also be used for treatments other than pain relief therapy. In the treatment of smoking, the low level laser is applied to specific acupuncture or energy points located on the ears, nose, hands, and feet, also depending on the problem being treated. Low level laser therapy is a non-medical procedure so it is not covered by most insurance plans, although many doctors and dentists do patient referrals for this treatment.

If you live in or near Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Newmarket or Innisfil and suffer from the pain of a soft tissue or sports injury, an arthritic or musculoskeletal problem, Ontario Laser Health and Rehabilitation Centre offers relief. They provide a wide range of laser treatments that extend to ending your dependency on smoking, stress therapy and losing weight, in addition to pain relief therapy. As Ontario's number one laser health center, they are a full service clinic with professional staff members with health care designations.