The intense pain and accompanying symptoms for headaches and migraines can make it impossible to participate in daily activities.  Mainstream medical treatments for headaches and migraines involve taking painkillers.  Unfortunately, these painkillers have a host of potentially hazardous side effects and do not offer long term relief.  Massage therapy may offer some relief for neck and shoulder pain, but this relief is often temporary if the underlying cause is not resolved.

Laser Therapy Treatment for Headaches and Neck Pain:
BioFlex Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) can effectively treat both headaches and neck pain.  Treatment pads are placed over the neck and shoulders, and the red and infrared light energy is absorbed by the tissues and nerves.  This reduces inflammation of the surrounding tissues, and reduces pressure on the nerves to relieve pain and muscle tension, and heal damaged tissues in the area. 

At times, neck pain and headaches are the result of a misalignment of the vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck), resulting in pressure on the nervous system and inflammation of surrounding tissues.  In these instances, a combined care approach is often beneficial.  Dr. Wayne is trained in a chiropractic technique called Activator, which uses a hand held adjusting device to tap the vertebrae back into proper alignment.  Laser therapy treatments can be given in conjunction with an adjustment, to reduce inflammation and heal the tissues in the neck and shoulders. 

Once the issue has been resolved, lifestyle factors will be reviewed and changes may be recommended in order to prevent the problem from coming back.  A combination of stretches, stress reduction techniques, and changes to workplace conditions or habits can often lead to pain free living!

Clinical Research for Laser Therapy Treatment of Neck Pain 
“We show that LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain”
Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Management of Neck Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo or Active-Treatment Controlled Trials – Chow et al. (2009) Lancet

If you are suffering from chronic headaches, migraines or neck pain, please call our office at 250-860-4518 to book a no cost consultation and discover if we can help you break free from pain!

Laser therapy is the safe and clinically proven effective treatment of choice for patients of any age – child to senior.  This painless therapy is non-invasive, non-surgical and has no side effects.