We are please to offer our new and cutting edge Class IV LASER to our patients. We are one of only a few clinics in Colorado Springs to offer Class IV LASER treatments. LASER Therapy is also known as photobiomodulation. It entails the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue.
Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV LASER therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Class IV LASERs can penetrate over 4 inches into the deep musculoskeletal tissue. The LASER works by creating an increase of vasodilatation (blood supply), bringing in oxygen to the cells. It stimulates the lymphatic system, pulling edema and inflammation from the area. The pain reflex is broken, offering immediate relief of pain. LASER therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. Significant reduction in edema (swelling) has been noted and tissues are better able to move fluids out through lymphatic drainage pathways. Research has also demonstrated that injuries treated with LASER therapy heal faster, and LASER Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair.
There are no known side effects from LASER therapy and the results are long lasting. LASER Therapy has been proven to be effective for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascical Trigger Points
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Sprains, Strains
- Joint Pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Nerve Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-traumatic Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
How does the LASER treatment work? Treatment is performed by a laser tech or physical therapist placing the LASER, in most cases, in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue. In cases where the skin is too painful, the LASER can be applied a short distance away from the skin.
How long is each treatment? Treatments last between 8 and 15 minutes depending on your injury and the body part being treated.
How many treatments are required before I see results? You should notice improvements to your condition within 5 to 10 brief treatments.
Is laser therapy painful? No, the therapy is painless and totally non-invasive. There is just a deep, gentle warmth as your body’s cells respond to the light.
Is Low-Level Therapy safe? The FDA has proven that the therapy is safe. The only contraindication (warning) is for use directly in the eye.
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