What does the cold laser do?
Laser is a light beam that emits energy at the same wavelength as that of normal human tissue. It is best used for pain relief, improving circulation, arthritis, muscle relaxation, and decreasing inflammation. It is the most effective therapy today for decreasing scar tissue and stimulating normal soft tissue growth.
Injured tissues have low energy levels as they have used much of their energy attempting to heal. Laser energy is absorbed by the injured cells raising their energy levels and allowing the tissue to heal (similar to boosting a cars’ battery).
The laser is safe to use at every treatment and over long periods of time. Any unabsorbed or unnecessary energy is simply dissipated and not utilized by the injured tissues. An analogy can be made with filling a cup of water. There is only so much water that is needed to fill the cup. Another similar analogy is how plants use sunlight for energy through photosynthesis.
There is no such thing as getting too much laser as only the amount of energy that is needed is absorbed. Normal tissues that are not injured are full of energy and thus not affected at all by the laser energy.
What to expect on your first visit
During your first visit you will be asked to complete some paperwork that provides basic information about yourself and your reason for contacting us. A consultation with the chiropractor will give you the chance to discuss your concerns and get to know one another. The chiropractor will complete a thorough health history and examination of your spine and nervous system. The doctor will check your posture, range of motion, reflexes, and perform other chiropractic, physical, and orthopedic tests. If it is determined that yours is not a chiropractic problem, the proper referral will be made. If the doctor feels that chiropractic will help your condition, a diagnosis will be rendered and a care plan of specific chiropractic adjustments will be recommended.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Short-term and regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:
- Better physical function, performance, and as a result, more energy
- Improved nerve communication in the body
- Improved posture and balance
- Enhanced tissue healing
- Improved sense of well-being and relaxation
- Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
- Relief from hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
- Relief from shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- Relief from stress and tension disorders
The safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment have been studied in-depth and very carefully. Studies have found chiropractic to be extremely safe and most effective in alleviating back pain, neck pain, headaches, and many other musculoskeletal conditions. If you are diagnosed with a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, we will make that referral.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. We can help reveal important health information. In order to help the Winnipeg community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment.