Low Level Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation), an Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain

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According to a 2012 National Health Interview Survey, 25.3 million people, or 11% of the American population, suffer from chronic pain. It’s a disorder that can affect nearly every aspect of life, and is the number one reason for disability. Chronic pain is difficult to treat because it can arise from a number of different conditions from arthritis, injuries, nerve damage, fibromyalgia, infections, migraines, or even with no explanation at all.

Many current treatments of chronic pain syndromes focuses on covering up the pain symptoms (with nerve blocks, opioids etc), rather than correcting the underlying problem. Laser therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, has a curative effect, meaning it goes to the root cause of the illness to not only help relieve the pain but to heal the condition.

Low level laser therapy is a pain and side effect free, noninvasive, and effective way to subdue inflammation, relieve pain, and activate the body’s natural healing process. It uses red and infrared light to stimulate mitochondrial ATP production (cellular energy), to give damaged tissue the energy boost it needs to heal and generate new, healthy cells.

Check out this success story of a patient with chronic pain treated with laser therapy. She went from 10/10 pain levels to only taking one or two painkillers per day (compared to 8). Or this story about chronic knee pain. This patient was able to cancel her back surgery after laser acupuncture treatments.

Chronic pain is a complex syndrome very dependent on the individual. What works for one person may not work for another. Have you explored every pain management resource you know and still haven’t found relief? Contact us at 604-678-8600 or email clinic@acubalance.ca to book your complimentary 15-minute phone call to find out more about our chronic pain treatment in Vancouver, BC. We can help get you out of pain and back into your life. Or if you are ready to take back control of your health, book your initial consult to see us for an in-person health audit.

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