At Crosby Chiropractic, we are always looking for ways to improve the care we provide our patients. We have a lot of patients coming in that are dealing with chronic neck and back pain. One solution for chronic back and neck pain is class IV laser therapy.
Laser therapy is an effective method to treat pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. In some cases, laser therapy can be an alternative to taking painkillers and can even help patients avoid surgery.
What is class 4 laser therapy?
Class 4 laser therapy uses high-powered laser devices to target damaged tissue using specific wavelengths of light known to interact with tissue and speed up the healing process.
This process is similar to photosynthesis because the light energy passes through the skin into the cell membrane to start a process called photobiostimulation. This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions and stimulates the release of endorphins and collagen. It can eventually normalize damaged or injured tissue.
Class 4 laser therapy results in faster wound healing, less pain, stiffness, swellings, and spasms. As the injury returns to normal, function is restored, and our patients can take their lives back and get back to their favorite activities.
Conditions class 4 laser therapy can help:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Back and neck pain
- Sciatic Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- Degenerative discs/joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee problems
- Shoulder problems
- Bunion pains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Open wounds
- Sinus problems
- Athletic injuries
- Work-Related injuries
- Car accident-related injuries
Clinical studies have found that class 4 laser therapy can lead to:
- Accelerated tissue repair and growth
- Faster wound healing
- Pain relief
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved blood flow
- Improved lymphatic drainage
- Improved nerve function and repair
- Decreased fibrosis
- Improved health of the immune system
- Acupuncture stimulation
- Trigger Point modulation
Does class 4 laser therapy hurt?
No, class 4 laser therapy does not hurt. Most patients experience little or no sensation. Some patients feel occasional warmth from the treatment. It is essential to know that in some cases, pain may increase 6-24 hours after the treatment. This is because the laster light has started the healing process. This type of pain is associated with chronic conditions and highly sensitive nerves. The pain typically goes away after a few days.
How long does class 4 laser therapy take?
A typical treatment will take 10 minutes, sometimes longer, depending on the treated area’s size. Some conditions may need daily treatment, while others need treatment two to three times a week.
Some acute conditions may only need two to six treatments, while more chronic cases need 10-15. Conditions like arthritis may require ongoing treatment to control pain.
When you speak with one of our experienced class 4 laser therapy chiropractors, we will determine a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs.
If you want to learn more about class IV laser therapy, please reach out to us today. Our team of experienced St. Peters chiropractors uses a unique blend of the best chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, massage, wellness, and nutrition-related services to offer various solutions to enhance your health.
Our goal is to help you achieve your wellness needs, improve your quality of life, and facilitate healing through our services.
If you are ready to handle the last part of 2020 more comfortably, give us a call at (636)928-5588 or schedule an appointment today!