23 Jun Laser: A, cutting edge, tool “Bones” from Star Trek would be proud to use!
Class IV lasers are now FDA approved for treating acute and chronic injuries. Non-surgical or “therapeutic lasers” have gained popularity in the U.S. since the first FDA clearance for the devices in 2002. However, prior to the newly approved Class IV K-Laser technology, these earlier devices, known as “low-level” or “cold lasers”, have been shown to be only minimally effective for the treatment of pain and injuries in clinical trails.
FDA-approved, Class-IV therapeutic laser technology is not considered “low-level” or a “cold,” laser as were the Class I, II, IIIa & IIIb lasers were, since the power in these Class-IV lasers is up to 1500 times greater. The class IV therapeutic laser offers up to 20-times the penetration depth without creating a discomfort for our patients. The power output and penetration of therapeutic lasers has increased exponentially over the past few years.
Laser therapy offers a non-invasive treatment to promote healing for those who suffer from pain in muscles, nerves, and joints, like that associated with arthritis, neck and back pain, auto accidents, sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
This pain-free, non-surgical approach works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, arrest pain relief and reducing injury damage. Studies show that patients treated with the laser, often show a higher level of function both during and after the treatment period. The therapeutic laser provides a tremendous alternative for those facing surgery. This technology is about as star trek as I have seen. For those interested in more information about Class IV laser you can log onto PUBMED for loads of studies that have shown the laser to be nothing less than amazing.
Contact me at Advanced Wellness Center at 941 330 8553 for a consultation.
John Lieurance, DC