Cold Laser / Photobiomodulation and Low Level Light Therapy for Healing and Pain Relief
How it Works
There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer-reviewed medical journals that Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.
The three main areas with good evidence are:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Joint conditions
- Back and neck pain
Other applications such as oral mucositis, shingles and post-operative pain also respond very well.
What Is It?
Laser and LED beams of light can stimulate the cells in the body that repair tissue, reduce inflammation and transmit pain.
How Photobiomodulation Therapy Works
Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to its intensity and the time applied.
Lasers and LED’s produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.
One of the primary mechanisms is the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase and consequently the unbinding of nitric oxide and release of ATP leading to improved cellular function. For anti-inflammatory effects, we have found a measurable reduction in PGE2, TNF Alpha and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons and for analgesia, high-intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow.
In addition, high-intensity single point lasers can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points
Important Facts About Photobiomodulation Therapy
There are now over 700 PBM Therapy clinical trials (RCT’s) published in peer-reviewed journals, 64 of which are for musculoskeletal pain including low back pain, tendinopathies, neck pain and osteoarthritis. These studies find that the median magnitude for pain relief is at least twice that of NSAIDS.
There are 16 RCTs for just neck pain alone, a pathology for which no drug is currently licensed. There is an increasing desire from patients to find a pain relief modality that does not involve drugs. The government and healthcare providers are under pressure to save money and practice safer, more effective evidence-based medicine. PBM could be the answer everyone is looking for, especially the patient.
60 min Treatment: $100.00 plus GST
10 Treatment Package: $900.00 plus GST
How do you book a Treatment?
Call/text 250-210-9642 or email to request a time that works for you.