May 30, 2018
Today, lasers are used ubiquitously in health care and chiropractic is no exception. For example, a chiropractor can use laser therapy to treat back pain. Class IV K-Laser Therapy helps speed healing of injured and damaged soft tissue so you can get back to your normal daily activities without discomfort. Read on to learn more about laser therapy for back pain.
What is Class IV K-Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Laser Therapy works at the cellular level to heal soft tissue. The process is called photobiostimulation, whereby photonic energy is focused on specific tissue. This increases the Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) that is produced, which is the substance responsible for producing cellular energy. With increased energy, soft tissue cells are able to absorb nutrients and heal more quickly.
How Does Class IV K-Laser Therapy Relieve Back Pain?
A chiropractor may recommend Class IV K-Laser Therapy to help heal injured back muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and other surfaces. The effects include:
- Increased cellular function
- Greater circulation
- Reduced inflammation
- More nutrients crossing cell membranes
- More water, oxygen and other nutrients reaching damaged tissue
- Reduced swelling, stiffness, pain and muscle spasms
Class IV K-Laser Therapy is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic services such as physical therapy and massage. Spinal decompression may be more effective in healing neck and low back pain when combined with laser therapy.
How Helpful is Laser Therapy for Back Pain?
For some patients, low back and neck pain is the result of injury or damage to a spinal disc. Discs, which are made of collagen (a type of soft tissue), maintain space between vertebrae, allow the body to move and twist, and absorb pressure and shock when we walk, run, jump or are generally active.
However, when a disc is compressed, bulging or torn, there can be severe pain, numbness, tingling and other symptoms. Laser therapy focuses energy in order to stimulate healing of your spinal discs. The chiropractor can concentrate the laser on specific discs and adjust the energy for optimal results.
Are There Any Side Effects to Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Laser Therapy has no side effects and no scars result from treatment. You may notice mild tingling and increased skin sensitivity during the procedure. Otherwise, all you’ll notice is pain relief!
If you would like to learn more about how laser therapy can help relieve back pain, please contact your Naples chiropractor for a consultation.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Wills provides chiropractic care in Naples, FL. For pain management, he offers chiropractic treatments, therapeutic exercise, weight loss and management, soft tissue therapy and strengthening and rehabilitation. To get in contact with Dr. Wills, click here.
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