Laser therapy treatments for back pain
Source: Back Clinics of Canada
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The deep healing effects of the Class IV K-Laser outperform anything we’ve Seen. Class IV K-Laser is the most powerful and deep-penetrating laser available today. It is a medical breakthrough in therapeutic laser technology and delivers robust accelerated healing of injured and damaged soft tissue anywhere in the body.
What Is Class IV K-Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Laser therapy stimulates healing of soft tissue at the cellular level. It works through a process called photobiostimulation. When deep penetrating photonic energy is focused on specific cellular (soft) tissue, increased amounts of ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) are produced as a result (ATP is the substance responsible for cellular energy production).
The Class IV K-Laser has a unique pulse mode that delivers laser energy to deeper tissues without warming superficial tissues. It has both continuous and modulating frequencies to promote pain control and healing. Its higher power delivers a larger therapeutic dosage, resulting in shorter treatment times. Presets result in consistent and safe treatment outcomes.
Note: Not all therapeutic lasers function or perform the same. Low laser therapy devices are Class III lasers or “cold” lasers. Their power ranges are in the range of 5 milliwatts to 500 milliwatts. The Class IV K-laser is a high-powered therapy device ranging up to 6000 milliwatts; its power is adjustable from 100 milliwatts to 12,000 milliwatts, allowing for a wide range of treatment protocols. This power and penetration of the K-laser system is not attainable with cold laser devices.
How Does Laser Therapy Help Relieve Back Pain?
Class IV K-laser therapy is effective in healing injured muscles, ligaments, joints capsules, vertebral discs and intra-articular surfaces. Injured spinal discs benefit directly from Class IV K-laser therapy. Highly trained technicians focus on the specific spinal discs requiring care. Treatment jumpstarts a series of profound healing effects within:
- increased cellular function
- improved circulation
- reduced inflammation
- improved transport of nutrients across the cell membrane
- increased circulation
- influx of water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area
- reduced swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain
Benefits of Class IV K-Laser Therapy
Therapeutic effects of Class IV K-Laser Therapy include:
- improved healing time; three to five times faster than with other treatments
- reduced pain
- improved circulation
- reduced inflammation
- pain relief effects can be felt immediately
The Class IV K-laser is effective for acute and chronic conditions, including post-surgical pain. Each session is 15 minutes or less. Effects are cumulative.
How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Back Pain?
The root cause of low back pain and neck pain conditions can often be traced to a damaged or injured spinal disc. Spinal discs, made primarily of soft tissue (collagen), have several important functions. They maintain space between each pair of spinal vertebrae, allow us to move our bodies, and absorb pressure and shock that occurs during activity. But if a disc is compressed, bulging, torn, or otherwise compromised, the result can be debilitating pain, numbness, tingling, and other related symptoms.
Class IV K-Laser therapy delivers a powerful healing laser that goes deep to stimulate healing of spinal discs. The laser can be concentrated on specific disc(s) requiring care. The laser can be adjusted for each patient to maximum effect.
Conditions Treated By Laser Therapy
Healing effects of the Class IV K-Laser go far beyond spinal discs. Thousands of published studies attest to the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. More than 100 controlled, scientific studies document the effectiveness of laser therapy for specific clinical conditions. These include:
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Venous Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Deep Edema / Congestion
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
Side Effects Of Class IV K-Laser Therapy
There are no side effects. No scar tissue results from laser treatment.