Washington Park Chiropractic K-Laser Therapy
In the hands of our providers, the K-Laser WILL help you heal faster. All of those times that your injury needs rest? Those are the ones that benefit most from the laser. Think of this as a time machine for your soft tissue injuries. Ligament sprains, bruises, muscle strains, disc herniations, TMJ and hard to heal repetitive stress injuries (like tennis elbow!) are prefect candidates for laser therapy.
What is Laser Therapy?
K-Laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
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.
During K-Laser therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
How often should a patient be treated? How many treatments does it take?
We normally see patients 2-3 times per week for 1-3 weeks and then reevaluate. Acute conditions can take 4-6 treatments, while more chronic conditions can take 6-12 (or more) treatments. Severe conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers, 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.
Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness for many clinical conditions.
Conditions the K-Laser Treats: