Class IV Laser Therapy – in Twyford, Winchester

Natural pain relief that also promotes healing
Twyford Chiropractic Clinic is excited to offer cutting-edge Laser Therapy as part of our excellent chiropractic care.

Laser Therapy in Hampshire

What is this wonderful treatment?

It’s K-Laser Class IV laser therapy that uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect at a cellular level. The results?

  • Increased circulation
  • Decreased swelling and inflammation
  • Reduced pain
  • Enhanced tissue repair

High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so many conditions can be treated by high power laser therapy.

Some conditions that may be treated by high power laser therapy include:

  • Ankle Sprain (short-term management)
  • Arthritic pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
  • Back Pain (general, acute and chronic backache)
  • Bruises, Contusions
  • Bunion Pains
  • Cramp
  • Elbow pain and Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow (arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck)
  • Generalised aches and pains
Laser Therapy in Hampshire
  • Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Hip pain from osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pains
  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Lumbago
  • Migraine prevention
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Minor Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain (mechanical)
  • Nerve pain e.g. from disc injuries and trapped nerves
  • Plantar Fasciitis (short-term management)
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Shoulder complaints dysfunction, disorders and pain; rotator cuff injuries; soft tissue disorders
  • Sprains and/or Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Tension and inability to relax

The list goes on . . .

Laser Therapy in Hampshire

Not all therapeutic lasers are created equal!

There is an enormous difference in the efficacy of different laser machines.

We’ve added K-Laser therapy to our practice, because we want to provide a safe and effective treatment option for our patients to heal quickly, recover fully, and reduce pain effectively.

  • The wavelengths selected by K-Laser are proven to be effective and safe in laboratory and clinical studies.
  • K-Laser’s Class IV diodes deliver effective dosages to deeper tissues, and shorten treatment times.
  • K-Laser is FDA and EU safety regulated equipment allowed to be safely used as a human therapeutic biostimulatory laser.
  • The K-Laser is currently the only laser available which targets damaged tissue with such specific and wide-ranging therapeutic wavelengths.
Laser Therapy in Hampshire

Some conditions that may be treated by high power laser therapy include: 

  • Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Arthritic pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Problems
  • Shoulder complaints – soft tissue disorders, dysfunction and pain
  • Tendinitis, Trigger Fingers
  • Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprains and/or Strains
  • Bruises, Contusions
  • Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic) TMJ, Sinus Trouble
  • Fractures and non-union fractures
  • Nerve pain (Neuropathic pain) e.g. from disc injuries and trapped nerves
  • Post-operative care: Post-operative pain and wounds, tendon repair, following joint replacement to speed recovery and reduce pain
  • The list goes on . . . 

FAQ’s

Your chiropractor will discuss this with you before your treatment, after they have assessed your condition. If appropriate, they can treat you straight away.

Depending on which area of the body is treated, they apply the laser for between 4 to 10 minutes. Often laser treatment is included in your appointment, given alongside manual and other chiropractic treatments that we offer.

It’s typically twice a week for 3 weeks, though some conditions, particularly if they’re acute, may only require 2 sessions. Each individual patient and case is different.

K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver over bones with metal implants, broken skin, and on acute, swollen injuries.

It’s unlikely that chronic pain will disappear completely. But isn’t it great that there’s now a natural, holistic treatment option that heals the body rather than simply masking the symptoms?

Are you interested in seeing how laser might help your condition?

Ask during your next appointment! If you haven’t been to us before and you’re unsure whether treatment is appropriate for you, we offer a free 20 minute advisory talk.
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Headaches

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Chiropractic is extremely effective for certain types of headache and migraine. Tension headaches or headaches caused by neck conditions (cervicogenic headaches) are often caused by tightness in the neck or shoulder muscles and by misalignment of the joints of the neck. Occasionally, the temple muscles and other muscles around the jaw joint can also be a source of headache. These types of headaches are often felt behind the head, and the pain then expands towards the forehead and behind one or both eyes. These types of headache are often brought on by stress or long periods sitting at a computer.

Arm Pain

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Generic pain in the arm is most often caused by a problem in the neck or in the shoulders. The nerves supplying the arm exit from the spinal cord in the neck and travel underneath the shoulder, therefore any injury in these areas may affect them and result in pain, numbness, weakness and/or pins and needles in the arm. Local causes of arm pain are generally muscular, for example biceps tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, overuse injuries, sprains or contusions.

Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder conditions treated by chiropractors include rotator cuff injuries, sprains and tendinopathies, bicipital tendonitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
Pain in the shoulder may originate from the neck, from the upper back or from the spinal and rib joints.

Elbow Pain

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Chiropractic is effective for elbow pain such as bursitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow and sprain. Pain in the elbow is often caused by overuse, resulting in irritation and inflammation, or by trauma. A “trapped nerve” in the neck can result in pain, numbness or pins and needles at the elbow.

Upper Back Pain

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Pain in the upper back is frequently caused by injury, misalignment or stiffness of the joints between the vertebrae and ribs, normally in conjunction with tension in the surrounding muscles. It is particularly common in office workers and students who spend long hours sitting at computers, in people with poor sitting posture and in people who have had prolonged periods of coughing. Slouching increases the stress on the spinal joints, making them more susceptible to injury. Pain or lack of mobility in the upper back can result in neck pain, headache or arm symptoms. Upper back pain responds exceptionally well to chiropractic treatment, usually improving very quickly provided that no other underlying causes are present.

Neck Pain

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Neck pain responds well to treatment from a chiropractor, conditions include whiplash, torticollis, cervical disc herniation, muscular tightness, joint stiffness and trapped nerves. The source of these problems can vary a lot, but it is often secondary to trauma or poor posture. Office workers are particularly prone to neck problems, due to the long hours spent at the desk or working at the computer. Often, this results in an imbalance between the muscles on the back of neck and those on the front, which in turn results in the “carried head forward” posture and, eventually, in pain. This pain can manifest itself in headaches as well as neck and arm pain and pins and needles. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve the symptoms of pain and stiffness that are caused by osteoarthritis (wear and tear).

Lower Back Pain

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Low back pain is an extremely common problem, affecting people of all ages and occupational backgrounds. Common low back conditions are disc problems, sciatica, joint dysfunctions/stiffness, muscle strain and myofascial trigger point pain and osteoarthritis (wear and tear). They all respond well to chiropractic treatment. Similarly, problems in the pelvis including piriformis syndrome, hip osteoarthritis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain from the pelvic muscles can be helped. Back Pain can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma, lifting or carrying heavy weights, poor posture, unsuitable seats, car seats or beds, sports or other injuries, pregnancy. Leg pain is often associated with back and pelvic pain and frequently responds well to treatment from a chiropractor.

Wrist Pain

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Causes of wrist pain that respond well to chiropractic treatment include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendinopathies and repetitive strain injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often associated with pins and needles in the hand and fingers, particularly the thumb, index and middle finger. Pins and needles in the arm and hands can also be the result of problems originating in the neck and shoulder.

Ankle/Foot pain

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Sprain from rolling the foot and ankle is a common source of ankle pain and injury. The pain maybe from a new injury or symptoms from an old sprain that you may even have forgotten about. Severe sprains resulting in rupture may need surgical repair but mild and moderate ones can be treated successfully by a chiropractor. Other causes of ankle and foot pain include arthritis, tarsal tunnel syndrome (a trapped nerve), morton’s neuroma (irritation and thickening) of the nerve between the toes, achilles tendonitis, bursitis, joint dysfunction and plantar fasciitis. Foot and ankle pain can also be the result of referred pain from problems in the low back and pelvis eg trigger points in the pelvic muscles or disc herniation.

Jaw pain/Temporomandibular joint disorder

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Chiropractors treat pain, clicking and popping sounds around the jaw . The pain and tension may spread from the jaw to the cheek, ear, temple, neck and back. It maybe associated with difficulty opening the mouth, difficulty sleeping, stress and headaches or migraines.

Knee pain

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Knee pain is often caused by trauma to the ligaments, muscles or menisci (cartilage), for example during sport accidents or falls. Severe sprains may require surgical intervention, but mild and moderate ones can be treated successfully by chiropractic. Weakness of the muscles stabilizing the knee, myofascial trigger points, bursitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome and/or stiffnes at the joint between the tibia and the fibula are other common causes of knee complaints. Non local causes include pain referred from the lower back or the pelvis, myofascial pain syndrome of the gluteal muscles, disc herniation and “trapped nerve” in the lower back. In the last two instances, pain is often associated with numbness, weakness or pins and needles in the area.