Class IV Laser Is A Gentle, Non-Invasive Technology That Helps Heal Injuries
Laser therapy is a treatment system using red and near-infrared light for muscle therapy, pain reduction, strengthen deep tissue repair without surgery or drugs.
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What Is Class IV Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a Class IV Laser treatment system that uses red and near-infrared light for muscle therapy, pain reduction, and strengthening of deep tissue repair. In comparison to other forms of treatment, Laser Therapy provides a variety of advantages. It does not require the use of invasive surgery or drugs and has far fewer side effects and risks than other alternatives. Our North Atlanta chiropractors offer this service to provide lasting relief.
What Kinds Of Injuries Does It Work For?
Many people have heard of Class IV Laser Therapy, but they don’t know what it is or how it will help them with their pain or injury. At North Atlanta Chiropractic Center, this therapy is used with great success to help patients suffering with neck or back pain after a car accident or workplace injury. The therapy is also used to help those injured from a repetitive motion or sudden injury.
Is It FDA Approved?
Class IV Laser Therapy in a non-invasive, non-surgical solution used to treat pain, reduce inflammation and aid healing. This treatment was approved by the FDA as a therapy proven to increase circulation, reduce pain and inflammation and enhance tissue healing.
I have a personal story to share about the effectiveness of this treatment. Sadly, I have had many injuries. I DO NOT like to take pain meds. I look for treatment plans that get me healed as quickly and safely as possible, so that I can return to my active lifestyle. I have treated at North Atlanta Chiropractic center for injuries like: plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, wrist pain, neck/back/shoulder pain….Google
Laser Therapy can be effective in treating:
- Car Accident Injuries
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Headaches and migraines
- Knee pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
A typical Class IV Laser treatment takes about four to eight minutes and is focused on one particular area of the body.
What Is Laser Technology?
The Class IV Laser Class IV Therapeutic Laser is a non-surgical, outpatient, non-invasive, and painless procedure often used in physical therapy, chiropractic, and sports medicine to help stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Class IV Laser lessens the pain associated with damage to nerves, muscles, and joints, and radically accelerates the healing process, helping patients recover from car accidents, arthritis, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, low back, and neck pain more effectively. Class IV Laser utilizes leading-edge technology to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Class IV Laser’s highly effective deep tissue penetration has provided thousands of patients with non-surgical pain relief and has an impressive success rate in returning patients to work, competitive sports, and everyday life.
Painless Deep Tissue Penetration
The FDA first cleared therapeutic laser technology for use in 2002. Previous versions of “low level” or “cold laser” technologies therapy provided minimal support in tissue regeneration and healing. Class IV Laser is considered a Class IV Laser, the most advanced wave of therapeutic laser technology. Class IV Laser provides up to 1500 times more power and penetrates up to 20 times deeper than previous therapeutic laser technologies and does so without any discomfort for the patient.
Class IV Laser is a pain reduction and tissue regeneration treatment that increases circulation and bio-stimulates the repair and regrowth of damaged tissue by targeting injured and damaged cells and stimulating them to absorb near-infrared specific wavelengths of light, oxygenating the tissues and stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Cutting Edge Technology
Class IV Laser is highly effective in treating both hard and soft tissues, including muscles ligaments and even bones. Class IV Laser’s effectiveness has been demonstrated in thousands of published clinical trials. Cutting edge offices all over the country are starting to adopt Class IV Laser technology to minimize pain and discomfort and non-surgically treat acute injuries such as sprains and strains, repetitive use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic injuries such as neck pain, low back pain, and chronic inflammatory and degenerative conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and frozen shoulder.
History of Laser Therapy
Deep tissue laser therapy is effective because it targets a specific area. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated since the 1960’s. IN 1967, a few years after the first working laser was invented, Endre Mester in Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary wanted to test if laser radiation might cause cancer in mice. He shaves the hair off two groups of mice and gave a laser treatment to one. To his surprise, the laser-treated group did not develop cancer: in fact, their hair grew back quicker than the untreated group.
Scientists have dubbed this the first demonstration of “laser biostimulation,” or “photobiomodulation.” Laser therapy is one of the oldest therapeutic methods used by humans: historically as solar therapy used by Egyptians, and later as UV therapy, for which Nils Finsen won the Nobel Prize in 1904.*
The next step in the technological development of light therapy included developing lasers and LED light sources, which is now applied to thousands of people worldwide each day. Researchers state that,
The question is no longer whether light has biological effects but rather how energy from therapeutic lasers and LEDs works at the cellular and organism levels and what are the optimal light parameters for different uses of these light sourcesMechanisms of Low Level Light Therapy
How Does Laser Therapy Increase Blood Flow?
The science behind the modality of laser therapy is still developing, a fact which often creates skepticism by health-care providers and can be aggravated by unqualified claims in advertising and in the lay press. The Lancet addresses this topic by stating that although “the mechanism of action of [laser therapy] remains undefined, many drugs that are prescribed every day [also] have unclear mechanisms of action.”
It’s important to note that an unclear mechanism of action does not imply an unstudied mechanism of action. Laser therapy has been studied for over fifty years and we know that laser therapy is highly effective in treating pain and stimulating the body’s healing process.
Class IV Laser bathes the body’s tissues with light photons. These near infrared specific waves of light provide pain relief, increase circulation by stimulating oxygen and blood flow, decrease inflammation and radically speed up the body’s healing process. Science is constantly fine tuning which dosages and at which levels of penetration do we experience optimal healing, and Class IV Laser is on the cutting edge of this technological revolution. We know that Class IV Laser therapy is painless, highly effective, and provides long-lasting results. Most importantly, we know that K-Laser therapy is absolutely safe.
Class IV Laser is the only laser therapy on the market that delivers a therapeutic dosage to a larger volume of tissue and to deeper targets in a shorter period of time.
How Effective Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is effective because of its ability to target specific areas and stimulate healing.
Imagine, if you will, the process of healing a joint, muscle or bone by trying to heal it from the outside in. External techniques on their own may work to a degree: combined with other therapies, they are even more effective, but they do not provide the same level of effectiveness created by targeting a specific area of pain or trauma.
An alternative method of tackling areas of trauma is surgery, a procedure that is complicated and filled with risks, not limited to human error, infection, or negative reactions to anesthesia. Surgery is not available to everyone: certain traumas, injuries and conditions are not successfully treated by surgery. Even if there is a history of successful surgical procedures for your type of injury or pain, surgery bears an uncertain future outcome because it radically alters the body’s natural tissues in a way that can not ever be reversed back to what they once were. Once a surgeon removes tissue, shaves down bone or ligament, or implants something structural in the body, it’s almost impossible to reverse that procedure and allow the body function as if the procedure never happened.
Let’s tackle laser therapy with a cleaning analogy:
Imagine trying to clean a home by power-washing the outside. Sure, your outer walls and windows will sparkle, but your clean won’t penetrate into those dark, musky corners.
Some traditional therapy techniques are like the outer power-wash: they provide a level of support, but they don’t target the interior, that metaphorical internal clutter that results from acute injuries, chronic conditions and repetitive use injuries.
If we return to our cleaning analogy: imagine now aftering the exterior power wash, you enter the house to clean out an old hallway closet, but all you’re armed with is a scrubber and cleaning solution. Sure, your scrubber and cleaning solution will clean, but how effective will they be unless you first clear out the cobwebs and the clutter from that closet?
Previous low-level, cold laser therapies are analogous to this analogous closet cleaning job, they were limited in how deep they could go. Certainly, older laser technologies were effective in providing some relief, just like our metaphorical scrub and clean, but they did not go deep enough. These older technologies lack the ability to stimulate healing on a deep level.
Just as in our cleaning analogy, we need to first clear out the cobwebs and the clutter before actually scrubbing our closets clean, so must our body first clear out the inflammation and areas of low oxygenation and blood flow before the body can restore health and vibrancy to areas of injury.
Class IV Laser Therapy is cutting edge.
Class IV Laser Therapy is the deepest, safest option.
Class IV Laser Therapy is able to target hard and soft cell tissues 25 times deeper than any other therapeutic laser on the market.
Class IV Laser Therapy bombards our cells with radically healing photons or waves of light. While absorbing these infrared waves of light, the body becomes oxygenated, our natural inflammatory response is diminished and our tissues begin to repair themselves.
A field-specific explanation from Class IV Laser Therapy USA:
Class IV Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. Specialists across various medical disciplines have found this new treatment method to be highly effective in creating an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
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.
Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and infrared) to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. Th effects of laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. During Class IV Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the 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.
Like you, every Class IV Laser story is unique. Our laser technology is changing lives. See the dramatic results for yourself. It may be the most effective step you ever take in tackling your pain.
Class IV Laser Therapy USA continually advances therapeutic laser science technology, offering three laser models for use by licensed practitioners. Our lasers are designed to target the body’s optimal light absorbing complexes to treat pain and accelerate the healing process. By combining several wavelengths and various modes of delivery, all models are effective in treating pain, decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation. Class IV Laser Therapy USA has thousands of certified practitioners around the world and has earned worldwide recognition for its research, leaser therapy products and treatment solutions.
Class IV Laser Therapy is able to penetrate and create healing at critical levels:
• 650nm Accelerates Surface Healing
Irradiating an area with 650nm, a wavelength where melanin in our skin absorbs very well, will ensure a large dose to the superficial region. Since light can both inhibit bacteria and promote cell growth, laser therapy has incredible results in wound healing and scar tissue regulation.
• 810nm Increases ATP Production
The enzyme determining how efficiently the cell converts molecular oxygen into ATP has the highest absorption at 810nm. Regardless of the enzyme’s molecular state, when it absorbs a photon it will flip states. Photon absorption will accelerate the process and increase cellular ATP production.
• 915nm Enhances Oxygen Delivery
The quicker oxygen is released into the blood stream, the more fuel the cell has to carry out all of its natural healing processes. The peak of hemoglobin’s absorption lies at 915nm, and when this radia-tion is absorbed, more of this oxygen-fuel is made available to the cells.
• 980nm Improves Circulation
Water in our patient’s blood transports oxygen to the cells, carries waste away, and absorbs very well at 980nm. The energy created from absorbing a photon gets converted to heat, creating a temperature gradient at the cellular level, stimulating microcirculation, and bringing more oxygen-fuel to the cells.
Peak Power, Frequency and Pulse Duration
Class IV therapy lasers utilize a proprietary combination of Peak Power, Frequency and Pulse Duration to maximize the Wavelengths dosage and penetration depths, ensuring the best healing environment possible.
Wavelengths determine a therapeutic laser’s depth of penetration and power determines the dosage delivered to depth in tissues.
Power (Watts) is the rate of energy delivery and energy is measured in Joules (1 Watt = 1 Joule per second). Higher power at the surface will deliver more energy to the desired depth.
Why is it necessary to use different frequencies?
Studies prove that pulse frequencies elicit different physiological responses and that different tissue types (muscle, connective tissue, bone, etc.) respond better to pulse frequencies. Platinum Series protocols use continuous-wave and various pulse frequencies in combination with four therapeutic wavelengths to optimize clinical outcomes
How does Intense Super Pulse (ISP) enhance laser therapy?
Lasers operating in super pulse mode deliver bursts of high peak power for a short period of time. The Platinum Series Intense Super Pulse (ISP) mode delivers up to 28W of laser energy to deeper tissues mitigating superficial heat build-up.