Chiropractor
Richard Hargreaves

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Laser Therapy

A new weapon to effectively treat pain without harmful side effects

laser therapy Prevalence of chronic pain in the US: In the United States it is estimated that annually 56 million individuals suffer from some form of chronic pain. The prevalence of chronic pain accounts for the greatest number of work absenteeism than any other group of diseases, and the prevalence of chronic pain reports is estimated to increase. Often, people with acute or chronic pain (low back pain, a sore knee, or persistent neck stiffness) will quickly turn to over-the-counter pain medicine for relief; however, the FDA recently issued strict warnings regarding the misuse and overdosing of over-the-counter pain medications due to severe complications such as stomach ulcers, hearing disorders and liver failure. Further, a growing concern amongst physicians exists regarding the side-effects associated with prescription pain medication.


Every day, 40 Americans die from prescription painkiller abuse, says the CDC: Overdoses of opioid prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than do overdoses from heroin and cocaine combined—Source WebMD. Stop the pain without harmful side effects.


Now there is a NEW revolutionary treatment that has been proven safe and effective by the FDA: Welcome to the Erchonia line of handheld low level lasers: XLR8™, PL5000, and Base Station.


How does it work?: Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as, acute and chronic pain, body-contouring, acne and cellulite.

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Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor, and based upon its molecular design, will bind to that receptor. Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place. A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular color of light. During a laser treatment the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow.


Increased blood flow reduces inflammation that can cause pain: Ask your doctor about the benefits of low level lasers and learn how the Erchonia® laser can work to treat pain... The answers are simpler than you might think.

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OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

1400 King Street #105
Bellingham, WA 98229

Highly Recommended Chiropractor

What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Hargreaves gave hope for a future without back pain. Then he delivered."
Darcy

"He educates and treats with care and passion and if you have any issues I would recommend no one more then him."
Chris

"By coming in for adjustments twice a month I have no more chronic neck or back pain and the motion sickness that I have struggled with my entire life is no longer present."
Tammy

Chiropractic Bellingham WA Life Chiropractic

Life Chiropractic
1400 King Street #105
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 734-5433

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed