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Class IV Laser Therapy

What is Class IV Laser Therapy?

Class IV laser therapy is proven to bio stimulate tissue repair and growth. It accelerates the healing process by decreasing inflammation and pain. It also provides dramatic results in the management of chronic and acute pain.

In addition to treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, doctors now use Class IV Laser Therapy for tissue healing. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States food and drug administration in 2003.

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, the function is restored and pain is relieved.

How does it work?

Class IV Laser Therapy delivers specific red and near infrared wavelengths of laser light, using varying penetration levels and wavelengths, to induce a therapeutic affect within the body.

During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy that leads to a multitude of beneficial effects.

Mitochondria are the cell’s energy generators. Most of the energy produced by the mitochondria is housed in a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps your body store and use energy.

Aging, illness, or lifestyle factors can make the mitochondria produce less ATP. Class IV Laser Therapy triggers a reaction that helps reverse this decline. Secondary effects, such as an increase in mitochondria calcium, start a cascade of tissue healing. You could say, it’s tissue healing from the inside out.

How Class IV Laser Therapy Can Help You

  • Neck
  • Acute Injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sports Injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Arm
  • Acute Injury
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness
  • Ankle & Foot
  • Arthritis
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Head
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Ear Infection
  • Migraine Headache
  • Since Headache/Infection
  • Tension Headache
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Tooth & Jaw Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shoulder
  • A-C Joint Sprain
  • Acute Injury
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Strains/Tears
  • Low Back
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Facet Joint Injury
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Wrist & Hand
  • Acute Injury
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Knee
  • ACL/PCL Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Meniscus/Ligament Injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s
  • Post Knee Replacement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Hip & SI Joint
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries

Frequently asked questions for Class IV Laser Therapy

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally, the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling sensations. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How often should a patient receive Class IV Laser Therapy?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

How many Class IV Laser Therapy treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before results are felt from Class IV Laser Therapy?

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 that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.