K-Laser, also known as High Power Laser Therapy, targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light that have been found to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process. K-Laser Therapy, which uses a state-of-the-art Class IV laser, has been found to penetrate tissue and initiate healing on a cellular level, allowing some patients to return to normal, everyday activities with little to no pain.
Much like photosynthesis in plants, light energy passes through the skin, into the cell membrane, initiating a process called photobiostimulation. This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins and collagen. It may eventually even normalize damages or injured tissue.
Some conditions that have been shown to respond well to K-Laser include:
- Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
- Back and Neck Pain
- Sciatic Pain
- Arthritis pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Problems
- Tendinitis, Trigger Fingers
- Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprains and/or Strains
- Bruises, Contusions, Burns
- Headaches, TMJ, Sinus Trouble
- Athletic Injuries
- Work-Related and Auto Injuries
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
During laser therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the 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.
How Many Laser Treatment Sessions Are Necessary?
The measurable effects of laser therapy are cumulative in nature and usually require multiple treatments. Many times the patient will experience relief immediately after the first treatment. But, the number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4 to 6. Chronic conditions may require 6, 8 or 10 more visits.
How Long Has Laser Therapy Been Utilized in Pain Management?
The laser was invented in 1960 and the biostimulative properties of laser light were first discovered in 1967. Therapy lasers have been used in Europe much longer than in the United States. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) first cleared therapy lasers in 2002, and Class IV lasers in 2003.
Kare Health & Wellness focuses on true healing, rather than mere symptom relief. This is why K-Laser therapy is a wonderful alternative that we offer to athletes as well as any patient with pain interested in holistic medicine in Springfield Missouri.