PAIN Management with K-Laser, a Non-Surgical Laser Therapy
The pain relief results we're getting from the new FDA approved class IV tissue healing laser are so out-of-this-world!
Pain Relief at the Speed of Light!
Apex-MD, located in Glen Allen VA, has recently introduced K-Laser treatments in their practice since Dec 2016. With K-Laser therapy we are now able to provide holistic, natural treatment for conditions that previously required invasive treatment or heavy medications with no promise of real relief.
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Conditions Treated with K-LASER
High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. Some conditions that have been shown to respond well to K-Laser. Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can reduce pain associated with:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Tennis Elbow
- Neck Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Rib Pain
- Ligament Sprain
- Muscle Strains
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Deep Edema/ Congestion
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
Benefits of K-Laser Therapy
Class IV K-Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. Laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
The Science Behind K-Laser Therapy
K-Laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.
K-Laser, a state-of-the-art, Class IV laser therapy, has been found to penetrate tissue and initiate healing on a cellular level, even allowing some patients to return to normal, everyday activities with little to no pain.
Why is it necessary to use different frequencies?
It has been well established that different pulse frequencies elicit different physiological responses. During laser therapy, it is beneficial to deliver a variety of pulse frequencies. K-Laser has taken everything known about the makeup of each anatomical part and modified the settings to target just the right amount of bone, soft tissue, and fat. K-Laser’s approach uses the largest variety of laser parameters utilizing multiple distinct phases within each protocol. This dynamic range, combining 4 wavelengths and frequencies from CW to 20,000 Hz, has the best chance at stimulating all of the body’s cells to heal themselves more efficiently.
Irradiating an area with 660nm, a wavelength where melanin in our skin absorbs very well, will ensure a large dose to the supeficial region. Since light can both inhibit bacteria and promote cell growth, laser therapy has incredible results in wound healing and scar tissue regulation.
Water in our pet’s blood transports oxygen to the cells, carries waste away, and absorbs very well at 970nm. The energy created from absorbing a photon gets converted to heat, creating a temperature gradient at the cellular level, stimulating microcirculation, and bringing more oxygen-fuel to the cells.
The quicker oxygen is released into the blood stream, the more fuel the cell has to carry out all of its natural healing processes. The peak of hemoglobin’s absorption lies at 905nm, when this wavelength is absorbed, more oxygen-fuel is made available to the cells.
The enzyme determining how efficiently the cell converts molecular oxygen into ATP has the highest absorption at 800nm. Regardless of the enzyme’s molecular state, when it absorbs a photon it will flip states. Photon absorption will accelerate the process and increase cellular ATP production.
Why is power so important?
If wavelength determines a laser energy’s depth of penetration then power determines it's saturation at the targeted depth. It would be a mistake to consider one without the other. Power (Watts) is the number of photons of radiation you can deliver per unit time. The energy deposited (Joules) is the accumulation of these photons over time (1 Watt=1 Joule per 1 second). By starting out with more Watts at the surface, more will penetrate to desired depth.
For an illustration, consider the following:
1 Watt laser
40 seconds to deliver 10 Joules of energy to a 4 cm depth
4 Watt laser:
10 seconds to deliver 10 Joules of energy to a 4cm depth
The higher-powered laser will be able to deliver therapeutic doses to deeper targets in a shorter amount of time.
ADVANCED PAIN RELIEF
Unless you or someone you know has struggled with severe injury, chronic pain, or degenerative disease, it’s difficult to understand the impact it can have on life. But if you struggle with chronic pain, you know its debilitating effects. You’ve likely given up hobbies, family activities, and travel in your efforts to control pain and maintain functionality. Unfortunately, until now, the only treatment options for these types of conditions have been surgery or addictive pain killers, which often have unwelcome side effects. But recent advances in medical technology may offer advanced, effective relief.
THE SECRET IS LIGHT ENERGY
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. 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 damaged or injured tissue.
The result? Accelerated wound healing, as well as reduced pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored, so patients may take their life back and resume their favorite hobbies and activities.
How many K-Laser treatment sessions are necessary?
The measurable effects of K-Laser therapy are cumulative in nature, and usually require multiple treatments. Many times the patient will experience relief immediately after the first treatment. 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 4-6. 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. The CUBE models from K-Laser were FDA-cleared May 25, 2012.
What is the power of most laser therapy devices on the market?
Laser therapy devices being used in the US today range in power output from 5 milliwatts to 15,000 milliwatts. Class 3a lasers are 5 milliwatts, Class 3b range from 5 to 500 milliwatts, and a Class 4 laser is any greater than 500 milliwatts (or half a Watt).
The K-Series Class 4 therapy laser has power adjustable from 0.1 to 8 Watts in the K-800 model, and 0.1 to 12 Watts in the K-1200.
The CUBE-4 from K-Laser has power adjustable from 0.1 to 15.0 Watts in continuous wave; and 20 Watts peak / 12 Watts average in Intense Super-Pulsed mode.
The adjustable power allows for a wide range of treatment protocols. Class 4 laser therapy delivers a therapeutic dosage to a large volume of tissue in a shorter period of time.
Are there any safety risks associated with Class IV laser therapy?
K-Laser treatments are extremely safe when applied by a K-Laser certified, properly trained professional. K-Laser treatments should never be given directly over the eye or the thyroid gland – along with other absolute and relative contraindications as spelled out in the K-Laser Safety Manual.
K-Laser treatment is safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin, and on acute injuries. Also, pregnant veterinary technicians and chiropractic assistants can safely give K-Laser treatments.
Can my assistants use K-Laser?
Technical staff in your practice can do treatment applications, and should get certified to do so. K-Laser provides certification & training through our K-360 portal, as well as providing onsite training. Treatments should be delivered under doctor supervision. Consult your K-Laser sales representative to learn of the local regulations applicable to your area.
Is there research that supports laser thearpy?
More than 2,500 published studies worldwide involving laser therapy, with over 100 double-blind studies published. With over 30 years of laser research there are many different categories; In vitro, in vivo, collagen formation, wound healing, pain reduction, anti-inflammatory, range of motion, antimicrobial, etc... Download our Scientific Report for more specific information.