What is Class IV Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons penetrate several centimeters and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This energy fuels many positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. Laser Therapy has been successfully used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers and dermatological conditions.
The central goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate. Targeted in hemoglobin and cytochrome oxidase, the high power diode laser could help the respiration and then in result have a good performance therapy. In sharp contrast to “Cold lasers” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy will provide warm and smoothing feeling.
Unlike many pharmacological treatments that mask pain or only address the symptoms of disease, Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Laser Therapy are long lasting.
The Accu IV Class IV Laser has been used to treat a wide spectrum of indications, including:
- Acute, sub-acute and chronic pain
- Back pain surgical and non surgical
- Arthritis pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Neck injuries and pain
- Muscle strain
*While Class IV laser can treat many conditions, Advanced Wellness and Rehab prefers to treat musculo – skeletal, related problems
There is no pain control center like this in or near the Wichita area that uses the Accu IV Class IV Laser.
Laser therapy has an antiedemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain.
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
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.
Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
Increased Metabolic Activity
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
Treatment is painless
Highly effective for many diseases and conditions
Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
Restores normal range of motion and physical function
No known adverse effects
No drug interactions
Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary
Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to other therapies
Why The Accu IV Class IV Laser Is the Best Laser on the Market
First: Accu IV Laser Therapy is the production of a high power level of impulses of light at a billionth of a second. It is the high power during each pulse that drives the photons, or light energy to the target tissue, up to 10-13 cm or 4 -5 inches deep. The Accu IV high peak power of up to 30 watts creates a higher photon density, delivering the highest concentration of photons for healing and providing the deepest tissue penetration. Class IV laser therapy strongly influences pain reduction, the improvement of circulation, and increases cell metabolism.
Second: The Accu IV uses pulsed or continuous wave broad band infrared laser diodes that gives optimum stimulation. Not low powered LED’s as with some units.
Third: The pulsed or continuous beam of the Accu IV penetrates more dense tissue depth and has beneficial anti inflammatory effects.
Fourth: The Accu IV keeps ionized molecules of tissue in a dissociated stage, enhancing the energy potential at the molecular and cellular level. It is these four different treating elements of the Accu IV laser that produces such great results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Class IV Laser Therapy
A: The Accu IV is completely safe when used by a trained technician like the ones in our clinics. However, certain precautions and contraindications need to be followed. The doctor will let you know if you are a candidate for Class IV Laser treatment or not. Laser therapy is a drug free, non invasive therapy with superior healing ability.
A: There are more than 120 double blind positive studies confirming the clinical effects of laser therapy. More then 300 research papers have been published. More than 90% of these verify the clinical value of laser therapy. A review of negative results shows that low dosage laser was the single most significant factor for failure. Again, cheap, low powered lasers cannot be expected to deliver the energy, nor the healing capabilities of the Accu IV Class IV laser
A: Absolutely not. The average power and the type of light source (non ionizing) laser therapy does not permit carcinogenic (cancer causing) effects. Due to increased blood circulation there is sometimes a very minimal sensation of warmth locally.
A: Acute or new conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 -3 times per week, tapering to once a week or once every other week with improvement.
A: You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
A: This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1- 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 to 15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain. Our normal course of treatment is 12 visits.
To get started, all you need to do is give us a call at 316-942-5335, or come by Advanced Wellness and Rehab, located at 2020 Tyler Rd Suite 112 Wichita, KS 67212, for a no charge consultation to see if Accu IV, Class IV laser therapy will help you.