Laser & Ketamine Therapy
Laser & Ketamine Therapy
Non-invasive therapies: laser therapy and ketamine infusions
Chronic pain continues to plague millions on a global scale, and thus have pushed forward medical advances within the field of effective pain management.
At our downtown Toronto pain management clinic, we offer a variety of effective pain treatments so our patients can regain control and lead their best life without physical and emotional burden. In addition to the traditional therapies, Dr. Dov Weiss and his team also specialize in non-invasive therapies for chronic pain, which include low-level laser therapy and ketamine infusions.
Toronto Laser therapy for pain management
As a form of alternative medicine, low-level laser therapy utilizes a low-power, narrow beam of light at specific wavelengths to treat pain, muscle spasms and swelling in patients with an array of medical conditions. In contrast to high-power lasers typically used in medicine to cut or destroy tissue, the low-power magnitude of the laser for this therapy aims to alleviate pain and stimulate proper cell function. The non-invasive, low-level laser can activate the cells of the patient’s body in the affected area to encourage cell growth and natural healing.
How does laser therapy work?
In Toronto, low-level laser therapy for treating chronic pain is delivered by a clinician through a small handheld device that is about the size of a flashlight.
In Toronto, low-level laser therapy for treating chronic pain is delivered by a clinician through a small handheld device that is about the size of a flashlight. The laser is positioned directly over the target area from 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area and the dose necessary for effective therapeutic relief.
When the laser is powered on and directed at the target area, non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser. These photons pass through the multiple lasers of skin, including the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue under the skin. Overall, the photons must penetrate approximately 2-5 centimetres below the skin in order to reach the troublesome muscles.
Once the photons have successfully penetrated adequate layers of skin, they reach the target muscles and are absorbed. Each photon will interact with the light-sensitive elements within cells in a process that is analogous to photosynthesis in plants. A series of events is initiated that stimulate the growth and healing of damaged or injured tissue, leading to a reduction in pain, inflammation, and edema.
Toronto Low-laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, cartilage, ligament, nerves and many more. Therefore, the clinical potential of laser therapy in a number of chronic pain conditions is great. Currently, typical conditions that benefit from this laser therapy are:
- Back, knee and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
The therapy is absolutely non-invasive and is safe to be repeated between two to four times a week, over the course of a few weeks. The length of treatment will be dependent on the severity of the condition being treated.
Our team at Painless Medicine and Therapeutics focuses on improving our patient’s pain conditions.
Our goal and philosophy is to make the patient’s therapeutic experience as painless as possible by finding a therapeutic plan that best treats their symptoms and lifestyle. We truly believe in collaboration and working closely with patients so that they have control over their medication, and so that the treatment aligns with our clinic’s values.
In cases where chronic pain cannot be cured, but instead must be effectively managed, our team’s purpose is to limit the complications and to minimize the severity of the symptoms experienced by the patient. We wish to optimize our patients’ control over their pain so they feel enabled to be the best possible version of themselves and enjoy life again.
If you are suffering from a chronic pain condition, we highly suggest that you visit our clinic in Toronto to see what we can do for you.