What Is K Laser Therapy? Not Something Out of a Scary Movie
Lasers in pop culture and movies are often associated with James Bond villains and scary stuff. If you've ever been to a doctor or chiropractor, you've probably heard of K Laser treatment. If you haven't and want to know what to expect, you've come to the right place.
This article is a basic breakdown of what K Laser treatment is and how chiropractors can use it on patients to treat pain and discomfort.
What Is K Laser Therapy?
K-Laser Therapy is an FDA approved treatment that helps with pain and inflammation in a targeted area of the body. More specifically, it helps accelerate tissue regeneration. These pain free and therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Energy which increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and other nutrients to the damaged area of your body.
This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and last but not least pain.
As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved. Class IV Lasers are the most powerful on the market and penetrate to the depth of 10cm. At this depth 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.
What Does This All Mean In English?
I know we threw a whole bunch of fancy science your way. If you completely skimmed all of that and are picking up from here, lasers good, pain gone.
Here's a list of what chiropractors commonly use K Lasers to treat...
• Back, Neck and Should Pain (thanks captain obvious)
• Arthritis pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Knee Injuries
• Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
• Sprains and/or Strains
• Sports Injuries
How Long Does K Laser Treatment Last
For mild symptoms, K Laser treatment typically takes all of 4 - 6 minutes to complete. Generally it's best to receive treatment twice a week over a three to four week period and trust your chiropractor to recommend appropriate treatment from there.
Chronic conditions are typically treated with more frequency over a longer period of time. 3 times in the first week is not uncommon, twice over the following 3 weeks, and once a week for the last 3 weeks is a typical recommendation.
K Laser & Other Chiropractic Treatments, The Perfect Marriage
K Laser therapy is not the end all be all to chiropractic treatment and ending your symptoms. It is best when used in conjunction with deep physio and other methods.
K laser therapy is but a faster way to help healing and recovery in patients, as well improve chronic, painful, pathological conditions. The laser is a non surgical option that will improve pain and tissue healing.
We promise our K Laser treatment is nothing like a James Bond movie. Although for a little extra, I'm sure we can throw in an evil laugh at the end of your session ;)