Louisville Class 4 Laser Therapy
Patients suffering from chronic back pain or neck pain should consider the benefits of K-laser Class 4 therapy treatments in Louisville.
Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and in 2005 it was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Out of the various companies that manufacture lasers for tissue treatment, K-Laser is considered the leading manufacturer of high-grade medical equipment.
Basic Information about Lasers
Essentially, lasers are categorized according to their power output:
- Class 3a – have a maximum of 5 milliwatts of power (standard laser pointer)
- Class 3b – have a maximum of 500 milliwatts of power/0.5 watts
- Class 4 – anything over 500 milliwatts of power/0.5 watts
What most practitioners don’t realize is that using low-power Class 3 lasers won’t help their patients much as they basically amount to a standard laser pointer. Most of these types of lasers only use a red wavelength – 635 nanometers in the visible red. While red laser light does penetrate into the human body, it does so for only about one to two millimeters. This treatment is helpful for treating surface wounds but is not enough for the reduction of chronic pain.
K-Laser combines multiple wavelengths for broad based biostimulation:
- 660nm – Targets cells in the skin to create healthy tissue that resists pathogens.
- 800nm – Targets the enzymes capable of accelerating the healing process.
- 905nm – Targets the hemoglobin to release more oxygen to the tissue.
- 970nm – Increases blood flow, delivering nutrients and eliminating waste.
How K-Laser Class 4 Therapy Treatments Can Help
Do you suffer from neck pain? Back pain? The Class 4 K-Laser therapy treatments offered in Louisville manage pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration, in hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, or even bones. These lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. The laser energy increases circulation as it draws water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. It creates an optimal healing environment that reduces swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. Additionally, all treatments are pain-free, drug-free and surgery-free.
- Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness
Wrist and Hand
- Acute Injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Trigger Finger
- Arthritic Joints
- Disc Degeneration
- Sciatic Pain
- Facet Joints
Hip and SI Joint
- Sports Injuries
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Sports Injuries
- Baker’s Cyst
- Meniscus/Ligament Injuries
- ACL/PCL Injuries
- Post-Knee Replacement
Ankle and Foot
- Sprains and Sports Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain
During the K-Laser therapy, infrared light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, increasing the metabolic activity within the cell. By improving transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
More About the Treatment
Some patients may have concerns about feeling pain, but there’s no need to worry. There is little to no sensation during the treatment. Sometimes, one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Inflamed areas may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Improvement in conditions, usually pain reduction, may be felt after the very first treatment. However, sometimes, improvement may not be felt for a number of treatments, but this does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.