How laser light therapy can help with your arthritis pain

Do you suffer from arthritis? Are you regularly experiencing pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and/or an overall decrease in mobility?

Instead of reaching for the painkillers and anti-inflammatories—and before you decide on surgery—you should consider laser light therapy.

An alternative treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, laser light therapy is a highly effective treatment for arthritis and other causes of joint inflammation, and it’s been practiced locally by Dr. Pam Bennett and her team at Tri-City Laser Light Therapy in Coquitlam since 2008.

“We have numerous stories and experiences with patients who have regained a pain-free lifestyle,” says Dr. Bennett, who owns Tri-City Laser Light Therapy and leads the clinic’s team of five certified laser therapists. “In many instances, the patients have been able to avoid surgery altogether.”

Non-invasive and non-toxic laser light therapy works by applying light energy to the body, energizing cells to repair damaged tissues, and reduce inflammation and pain.

It’s a natural, non-destructive form of therapy that allows patients to avoid relying on pharmaceuticals or other types of more invasive treatment. In the five decades since laser light therapy was first introduced, no adverse side effects have been reported, says Dr. Bennett.

69 year old Dor Darwin underwent laser light therapy treatment for her severe neck pain.

"I was desperate for relief from the unrelenting pain in my neck,” says Dor. “I had previously tried acupuncture, massage, and botox injections all with no relief. After a few sessions of laser light therapy I was surprised at the relief I got, with diminished neck spasm, less headache and improving back spasms. I would highly recommend this procedure—it really works, is fast acting and is completely painless."

To find out more about laser light therapy, visit Dr. Pam Bennett’s website, call 778-285-2737, or visit Tri-City Laser Light Therapy at Unit 215—3030 Lincoln Avenue in Coquitlam.

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