Class IV Laser Therapy for Pain Relief
Chronic and acute pain relief can be attained with regular use of healthcare lasers. Over 4 decades of research have helped shape the modern Class IV Laser used in sports medicine, chiropractic and modern PT clinics makes today’s laser therapy a must for anyone suffering from chronic pain or the acute injury that can be made to heal 2-4 x faster than without it.
How does it work?
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are repaired faster.
Laser therapy causes vasodilation which has an anti-edema effect. It also activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Pain Relief Benefits
Laser therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain, which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to the decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain-blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.
Faster Tissue Healing
Laser therapy light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilation and increase in the diameter of blood vessels. Also cells “work harder” with laser, laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells. All this means YOU heal faster and feel better quicker. YOu are back doing the busy things your life demands.
Don’t let injuries or chronic pain slow your life down, see a doctor that is using the most modern and up to date Class IV Laser to aid their treatement in getting you well quicly. Getting back on your exercise routine or keeping you on your feet in the house and yard is what you want when you see a doctor for pain relief, Laser Therapy with Chiropractic is one of the fastest ways to have that happen. Don’t just cover up that pain with drugs or joint injections as these pain-masking treatments will create more damage later on!
Unfortunately most insurance will NOT cover laser therapy at a reasonable rate but most clinics should have a “package plan” of treatments to make it reasonable. Expect to pay anywhere from $45-$75 per treatment. Usually 6-12 treatments done a few times a week are necessary to get the best results over a 3-6 week treatment period.
At out clinic in Ruckersville, Virginia we use some of the most current therapy equipment like Radial Pulse Wave (Shockwave) therapy for getting rid of chronic scar tissue adhesions from old injuries and Class IV Laser Therapy. If you have questions about cash packages please contact our office, 434-481-2012.