K-Laser Therapy - 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 it’s debilitating effects. You’ve likely given up hobbies, activities and travel in your attempt to control pain and maintain functionality.
Unfortunately, until now, the only treatment option for these types of conditions have been surgery or addictive pain medication, which often have unwelcome side effects. But recent advances in medical technology may offer advanced, effective relief.
What is K-Laser Therapy?
K-Laser is a state-of-the-art, Class IV laser therapy, which 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.
How does it work?
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 normalise damaged or injured tissue.
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 favourite hobbies and activities.
Why we use it?
We’ve added K-Laser therapy to our practice, because we want to provide a safe and effective treatment option for our patients to heal quickly, recover fully, and reduce pain effectively.
What the K-Laser can treat:
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 include:
- Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibrommyalgia
- Back & 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 & Auto Injuries
Frequently Asked Questions:
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported.
Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
K-Laser is suitable for any age group, any skin tone, and any body size.
From athletes to pregnant women, from injured children to infirm elderly people, from acute injuries to chronic conditions: the K-Laser protocols can be tailored to the specific individual.
It’s ideal for long-term maintenance of incurable conditions such as osteoarthritis, as an alternative or in conjunction with ongoing medication.
You will need to remove clothing and jewellery from the area.
The treatment will then be administered by a technician, using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight.
The laser is placed directly over the injured area (and around the treatment area) for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minute, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan.
You may feel a warm sensation.
Many insurance companies don’t understand proactive health, or have a reluctance to adopt emerging therapies.
As demand for laser therapy continues to increase, insurance companies may find it necessary to include it in their reimbursements.
A course of treatments can span from 4 sessions for acute cases, to 12 or more for chronic conditions, with ideally two applications a week.
Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed.
When there is a reduction in pain it will usually last from 24 to 48 hours
For acute cases therapy is usually finished after the first treatment series
For chronic cases therapy may need to be administered monthly on an ongoing basis to maintain results.