K-Laser: Class IV Cold Laser Therapy
Goodlife Chiropractic Redondo Beach offers Cold Laser Therapy for pain control.
Laser Therapy, or "photobiomodulation," uses specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create a healing and therapeutic effects. These effects include quicker healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling and inflammation.
Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by doctors, phyisical therapists and nurses as far back as the 1970's. Since approval from the FDA in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States on humans and animals.
IS THERE ANY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ABOUT K-LASER THERAPY?
Yes. In the literature there are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Cold Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.
Numerous studies show that Laser Therapy can help with: Tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Myofascial Trigger Points, Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow), Ligament Sprains, Muscle Strains, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Patella Femoral Pain syndroms (PFPS) Chondromalacia Patellae, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthitis, Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain, Herpes Zoster (Shingles), Post-Traumatic Injury, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Venous Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Burns, Deep edema/Congestion, Sports Injuries, Auto & Work Injuries, and more. It has been shown to help decrease scar appearance and is commonly used after various surgeries.
BENEFITS OF K-LASER THERAPY
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. The overall process speeds up the body's natural ability to heal.
Laser Therapy is proven to bio stimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing, and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. When it comes to pain management, Class lV Laser Therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive, and virtually free of side effects.
The K-Laser was the first to employ dual-infrared wavelengths simultaneously of 790nm and 970nm. These dual wavelengths are more efficient, healing the tissue while also aiding in pain relief.
Combining the K-Laser's Dual Frequencies of Continuous Wave and Modulation assures that each treatment you receive will be from the most advanced Class lV Laser Therapy technology available today
Q: Does the laser hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
A: There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally, one feels mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Q: How long does each treatment take? A: The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Q: Are there any safety risks associated with Class IV Laser Therapy?
A: The Class IV high powered K-Laser is extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. You and the tech will be wearing protective eye glasses to protect your retinas.
Q: How often should a patient be treated?
A: This depends on the condition. After a surgery one may come in daily to return to function as soon as possible. Chronic condition vary from 3-16 treatments. After a consultation the doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment plan.
Q: How long before results are felt?
A: You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes, you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean the nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 to 4 sessions.
Q: Can K-Laser Therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
A: Yes. K-Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatments.