What is Laser Therapy?

What conditions can be helped with laser?

How many treatments are needed?

Is laser therapy safe? Are there any side effects?

Are all lasers the same? What is different about our laser?

What is laser therapy? Our laser is the class 4 K-Laser which produces a strong therapeutic laser beam that is able to penetrate deep into tissue to bring about physiologic changes in those tissues.  It stimulates blood flow, increasing circulation that helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. It has also been shown to significantly increase metabolic activity of cells, which means better and faster healing of damaged tissues.

What conditions can be helped with laser therapy? There are many conditions involving inflammation, swelling, and acute or chronic pain that respond well to laser therapy including:

-tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, arthritis, shingles, and more.  Many professional sports teams are now using laser therapy for their athletes!

How many treatments are needed?  The number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient, and other factors. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4-6. Chronic conditions may require more visits, usually 10 to 15 visits.

Patients may experience significant pain relief very quickly, but it is important to follow through with care in order to benefit from the biostimulative properties of therapeutic laser light.

Is laser therapy safe?  Are there any side effects?  K-Laser treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional.

K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin, and on acute injuries. The K-Laser should be painless and have no side effects when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. During treatment, the patient may experience a gentle warming effect or a mild tingling.  Treated areas may be slightly sensitive for a brief period after the procedure.

Are all therapeutic lasers the same?

No, not all therapeutic lasers being used are the same!  The most common lasers being used today are the so-called “cold lasers” which are lower powered class 3b lasers.  While these lasers have shown benefit for many conditions, we have chosen the class IV K-Laser because it is many times more powerful allowing it to penetrate much deeper, with much faster treatment times.

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