Class IV Therapeutic Laser Therapy
Patient benefits of K-Laser Therapy
K-Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.
Has the effectiveness of K-Laser Therapy been demonstrated scientifically?
Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of K-Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.
Cellular Effects of K-Laser Therapy
During K-Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
K-Laser Therapy Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Numerous studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:
Tendinopathies ∙ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ∙ Myofascial Trigger Points ∙ Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) ∙ Ligament Sprains ∙ Muscle Strains ∙ Repetitive Stress Injuries ∙ Chondromalacia Patellae ∙ Plantar Fasciitis ∙ Rheumatoid Arthritis ∙ Osteoarthritis ∙ Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain ∙ Herpes Zoster (Shingles) ∙ Post-Traumatic Injury ∙ Trigeminal Neuralgia∙ Fibromyalgia ∙ Diabetic Neuropathy ∙ Venous Ulcers ∙ Diabetic Foot Ulcers ∙ Burns ∙ Deep Edema / Congestion ∙ Sports Injuries ∙ Auto & Work Related Injuries
Q: What health problems have shown benefits from Laser Therapy?
Soft Tissue Injuries
- Chronic and acute Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascical Trigger Points
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Knee pain (Multiple types)
- Rotator Ruff Problems
- Shoulder Impinegment
- Strains and Sprains
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Running Injuries
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-tramatic injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis Degenerative Arthritis
Q: How does it work?
A: What actually happens is that damaged and painful cells and tissues can heal and feel better quickly through what is called photo-biomodulation and use it to heal. The effects it can have can be:
- Diminished pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Decreased edema
- Faster healing times
- Increased strength of repaired tissues after injuries
Q: How many laser sessions are necessary?
A: Usually ten to fifteen sessions are sufficient to achieve a treatment goal. However, many patients note improvement in their condition in just one or two sessions. These sessions may be scheduled at two to three times per week for short duration treatment, or once or twice per week with longer treatment protocols.
Q: Why is Laser Therapy better than some other forms of treatment?
A: It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy.
Q: What does it feel like to get a laser therapy treatment?
A: You really don’t feel too much. There may be a slight warming sensation since the laser uses an infrared wavelength. Or you might feel a little tingly sensation – some people think this is due to the increase in cellular energy output, or the increase in cell membrane permeability.
Q: What about side effects, or other risks?
A: Occasionally I have had a patient say there pain was slightly increased after a treatment. But remember – pain should be the ONLY judgment of your condition. Increased pain my be due to an increase in localized blood flow, increased vascular activity, increased cellular activity, or a number of other effects.During more than twenty years of use of therapeutic lasers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Contrast that with the side effects of prescription drugs or surgery – laser therapy has an amazingly safe track record.
Q: How long does each treatment take?
A: Thanks to the higher power output of a Class IV Therapeutic Laser such as the K-Laser, treatment times are shortened, so you can get on with your busy life. Most treatments take only a few minutes.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Obviously, all conditions are different. But as a guideline, most tendonitis cases require fewer than six treatments over two weeks, and the area has healed. Whereas chronic arthritic knee pain may require more treatments, along with an occasional ‘booster’ shot of laser therapy. Don’t want to come back for more laser therapy? Consider the alternative!!!
Q: When will I feel better?
A: Some patients feel improvement in their condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.