Laser therapy is the use of a single wavelength of light emitted from a low intensity laser diode or any array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes to treat acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate the tissue, where it is absorbed by the light sensitive parts of the cells, mainly cell membranes and mitochondria, and is converted to bio-chemical energy, enabling the energy to be used as a catalyst to speed up chemical reactions in the cells. Essentially, this speeds up the metabolism, changes the permeability of the cell membrane, and therefore enhances of the body’s healing processes. At Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic in Calgary, our chiropractors use one of the most powerful lasers on the market today. Find out how laser therapy can benefit you, contact our office today.
Here you can see a hematoma or deep bruise on our patient’s hip three days after falling on a rock. On that day we did one laser treatment.
Here you can see that three days after the initial treatment the area clearly shows where the laser was placed in the middle of the bruise. It’s completely cleared up there, but still bruised around in the areas the laser did not touch. This shows how the laser stimulates healing, but most conditions you just can’t see it.