What is K Laser Therapy?
How it works: Being able to treat patients naturally and effectively with Laser Therapy to bio stimulate tissue repair with a Class IV 15 Watt high powered K-Laser is now available at Oakland Chiropractic Clinic. The therapeutic laser treatments are safe, and when it comes to pain management may provide dramatic results.
Laser Therapy, or "photobiomodulation" uses specific laser energy in specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects to heal soft tissue injuries. FDA approved in 2002, laser therapy is now being used with great success in the treatment of soft tissue injuries in conjunction with Chiropractic adjustments.
Treatment Time and Relief: Laser sessions are very short, typically ranging from 6-8 minutes; with results in just a few treatments. Often, just a warm sensation is felt during the treatment.
How Can It Help: Laser Therapy is similar to both Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation. During each treatment, laser energy increases circulation, reduces inflammation and swelling while increasing circulation to the affected area. Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of laser therapy in the treatment of arthritis, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel, knee and shoulder pain, foot and ankle problems, sports injuries and fibromyalgia just to name a few. At Oakland Chiropractic, we use the medical grade K LASER with amazing effectiveness and results. The K LASER is the industry standard in portable laser therapy, offering the deepest penetrating wavelength and the most portability of any laser system.
The K-Laser can produce up to 15 watts, and the laser light is allowed to diffuse to a spot size about that of a quarter, whereas ablative lasers, the ones used for surgical cutting, are closer to 100 watts, and the laser light is focused to a tiny spot size. The infrared wavelengths used in the K-Laser allow for targeting specific areas of the body. The K-Laser is unique in that it is the only Class 4 therapy laser that utilizes these three infrared wavelengths, allowing for deep penetration into the body to reach areas such as your spine and hip (the K-Laser also has a 100-milliwatt, 660-nanometer visible red which, again, is excellent for superficial wounds.
Basically, three things happen during K-Laser treatment. First, infrared laser therapy treatment helps reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance tissue healing—both in hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, or even bones.