History of Cold Laser - Crosby Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre

History of Cold Laser

In  1915 Einstein hypothesized that certain light frequencies  can reduce pain and inflammation, enhancing the healing process. Europeans started to develop technology based on this theory and were able to perfect it.  Today’s class IV lasers accelerate cellular reproduction and cellular growth and repair while improving blood flow, all of which expedite the healing process.

Class 4 laser for pain treatment In 2005, the FDA allowed for lasers that can heal soft tissue issues but today, a vast majority of Americans haven’t heard of healing lasers because medicine is still primarily focused on prescription anti-inflammatories, pain medicines, physical therapy and surgery. This has created an opportunity for the laser industry to approach alternative medicine practitioners (like Chiropractors) to utilized this science based, non-invasive therapy for acute and chronic pain and for neuropathy. Athletes of all levels, recreational to professional, find great benefit from having laser as part of their injury treatment plan. Laser, combined with the positive therapeutic effects of chiropractic, acupuncture enhances healing and is often found to be more beneficial than traditional therapies such as ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation or heat. Pain and swelling reduce at a faster pace and there is a quicker return to activity.  Our class IV lasers are used for acute and chronic pain and neuropathy and treat sprains, whiplash, sports injuries, arthritis of any joint including the spine, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, neuropathy (including peripheral diabetic neuropathy), and can set a patient up to heal better with pre and post surgical treatments.

Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Our class IV laser may help improve blood flow to the legs/feet and stimulate the nerve fibers in the legs and feet to encourage improvement in neurological function with a decrease to the brain based sensation of pain experienced in the feet and legs. This works best in conjunction with controlled A1C, and the addressing of any nutritional deficiencies).

Our Class IV laser therapy is science based and works at wavelengths that treat problems associated with:

  • arthritis
  • degenerative spinal conditions
  • stenosis
  • inflammation
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • scar tissue
  • sports Injuries
  • wound healing
  • sinusitis