What is Class IV Laser Therapy?
Class IV Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to provide pain relief and promote healing. This FDA cleared therapeutic treatment manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. The laser energy increases circulation which reduces inflammation and swelling, causing a decrease in the level of pain the patient is experiencing. The increased circulation can also stimulate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
As my practice specializes in pain relief of lumbar and cervical spine conditions, I normally use therapy with the Class IV laser in conjunction with spinal decompression and chiropractic care. The Class IV Laser can also be used to effectively reduce and relieve the pain associated with various conditions including:
The Class IV laser can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions. The length and number of treatments required will vary depending on the specific ailment and the individual patient’s progress.
Does Laser Therapy Really Work?
Yes, it does! The therapy itself isn’t new. Although the laser was invented in 1960, the biostimulant properties weren’t discovered until 1967. While it was previously used in Europe, the FDA initially cleared laser therapy for use in the US in 2002. The Class IV Laser was cleared the following year in 2003. There has been decades of research and more than 2,500 studies have been published worldwide documenting its effectiveness in pain relief. I have been providing therapy with the Class IV laser since 2007. During that time, I have seen significant improvement in pain relief among my patients and have even treated my own family members.