Class IV Laser Improves Pain and Tissue Healing
About Class IV Laser
Class IV lasers are more expensive than older class lasers. The expense does not go to waste, because the treatment is very effective for the following conditions:
- Soft Tissue Trauma
- Muscle and Tenon Sprains
- Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascial Trigger Point
- Tennis/Golf Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Nerve Pain
- Sports Injuries
Class IV therapy lasers provide a deeper depth of tissue penetration and ultimately provide a dose that results in positive and reproducible outcomes. Higher wattage also results in faster treatment times and provides results unachievable with low wattage lasers. These lasers provide a wider range of treatment options than Class I, II, and IIIb lasers due to their ability to treat both superficial and deep tissue conditions.
Laser Therapy is the use of red light to create therapeutic healing. Class IV effects include less healing time, less pain, better circulation and decreased swelling. Laser treatment has been FDA cleared since 2002 and is now widely used in the United States.
What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy stimulates tissue repair, healing and growth. The red laser light accelerates wound healing, decreases inflammation and pain, and scar tissue formation. Class IV laser treatment provides great results for chronic tissue pain and has virtually no side effects.
How Does Laser IV Treatment Work?
Infrared light stimulates tissues at the microscopic level helping to increase transportation of nutrients to cells in the body. This initiates the production cellular energy and improves tissue function and health.
What’s different about the K Laser / Class IV Laser
It’s the only LASER on the market with a four Wavelength/Triple Delivery Mode. The K-Laser was the first to employ three infrared wavelengths simultaneously of 800 nm, 905 nm, and 970 nm and combine them with a 660 nm visible beam. These Four Wavelengths are more efficient, healing the tissue while also aiding in pain relief. Combine this with Three Distinct Delivery Modes (Continuous Wave, Frequency Modulated, and Intense SuperPulse), and you have a therapeutic laser solution that offers as much variety as the conditions and patients you treat.
What Does Class IV treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during laser theapy. Every now and then you can feel mild, warm or tingling. Areas that hurt prior to treatment may be sensitive before pain goes away.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
Very few side effects have ever been noticed. Occasionally some old injuries or painful spots may feel aggitated for a few days, as the healing process completes.
How long does each treatment take?
Higher power of Class IV lasers such as the K laser, treatment times are less. Most treatments take minutes. The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may need daily treatment, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week. Acute problems usually need 3-6 total treatments. Chronic problems can take up to 10 – 15 treatments.
How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. Each treatment is cumulative and results are felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.