Cold laser therapy
As seniors transition into retirement, it is more important than ever to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. In a world of increasing chronic illness, scientific evidence suggests that the single biggest determinant in our health is our lifestyle choices (how we eat, move and think).
Have you noticed that when you injure yourself, whether it is a fall, bending the wrong way or simply gardening, the sharp pain soon eases off and you are left with a constant dull ache? When the damaged tissue cells are replaced with dense scar tissue and left untreated, the fibrotic nodules become harder, causing more damage by choking the blood and lymphatic vessels.
What is cold laser therapy?
When cold laser (or low level laser therapy) is placed over injured or sick cells in the body, light energy is absorbed. This action stimulates the damaged cells to increase their energy production, which is used to transform the damaged cells back to healthy active cells.
Many people experience significant relief after 4-6 treatments, depending on the severity of the injury, however complete tissue repair can take up to 12-15 visits.
- Soothes knee osteoarthritis
Cold laser treatments led to significant pain relief that was evident from 1-3 months after the end of therapy. Significant improvements in knee flexion and quality of life were also experienced.1
- Clinically proven for neck pain
Cold laser reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and lasts up to 22 weeks after treatment in patients with chronic neck pain.2
- Back and leg pain
Patients who had cold laser on their low back and leg gained the best results (56% improvement) compared to those taking anti-inflammatory drugs (23% improvement).3
Laser therapy is available at Northlakes Wellness Practice, located on the Central Coast, NSW. Their professional team provides acupuncture, chiropractic and lifestyle education, including essential nutrients, spinal pelvic stabilisers (orthotics) and other services to the community.
Chronic illness is now the leading cause of death in our society and Northlakes Wellness Practice is committed to educating and inspiring people to stay well and maximise their health, happiness and vitality.
For further information on cold laser therapy and any other services or to make an appointment visit the Northlakes Wellness Practice website: www.northlakeswellness.com.au or call (02) 4392 1825
1(Gur, A. Efficacy of different therapy regimes of low power laser in painful osteoarthritis of the knee: A double-blind and randomized controlled trial. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Vol33, Iss5, pp330-338, Dec 2003).
2 (Chow, R. et al Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials. Lancet. 2009.5; 374(9705): 1897-908).
3 (Konstantinovic LM et al. Acute low back with radiculopathy: a double blind randomised, placebo-controlled study. Photomed Laser Surg. 2010 Aug; 28(4):553-60).
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