Laser Therapy or "phtobiomodulation", is the use of specific wavelenghts of light (Red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling.
Four widely accepted therapeutic benefits of laser
therapy are the following:
Therapeutic applications which have shown promising results based on studies include:
• Back and Neck Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Myofascical Trigger Points
• Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
• Sprains, Strains
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Chondromalacia Patellae
• Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
• Post-tramatic injury
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Diabetic Neuropathy
• Venous Ulcers
• Amputee Stumps
• Diabetic Foot Ulcers
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue, enhance repair and growth, and decrease inflammation and pain. When it comes to pain management, K-Laser treatments are very safe and may provide dramatic results.
• Positive Effects of K-Laser on the Body
• Improves and promotes healing
• Reduces pain and spasm
• Increases joint flexibility
• Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
• Improves peripheral microcirculation
• Detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
• Advanced pain relief
• Pain relief
• Inflammation reduction
• Reduced muscle spasms
• Faster recovery time
Q: How many laser sessions are necessary?
A: Usually ten to fifteen sessions are sufficient to achieve a treatment goal. However, many patients note improvement in their condition in just one or two sessions. These sessions may be scheduled at two to three times per week for short duration treatment, or once or twice per week with longer treatment protocols.
Q: Why is Laser Therapy better than some other forms of treatment?
A: It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy.
Q: What does it feel like to get a laser therapy treatment?
A: You really don't feel too much. There may be a slight warming sensation since the laser uses an infrared wavelength. Or you might feel a little tingly sensation - some people think this is due to the increase in cellular energy output, or the increase in cell membrane permeability.
Q: What about side effects, or other risks?
A: Occasionally I have had a patient say there pain was slightly increased after a treatment. But remember - pain should be the ONLY judgment of your condition. Increased pain my be due to an increase in localized blood flow, increased vascular activity, increased cellular activity, or a number of other effects.
Q: How long does each treatment take?
A: Thanks to the higher power output of a Class IV Therapeutic Laser such as the K-Laser, treatment times are shortened, so you can get on with your busy life. Most treatments take only a few minutes.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Obviously, all conditions are different. But as a guideline, most tendonitis cases require fewer than six treatments over two weeks, and the area has healed. Whereas chronic arthritic knee pain may require more treatments, along with an occasional 'booster' shot of laser therapy.
Q: When will I feel better?
A: Some patients feel improvement in their condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.