You may have heard by now that we have a new member joining our Active Living team! Our newest member is the K-Laser Platinum 4! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out for yourself yet, you may have some questions about K-Laser and it’s benefits. Keep reading to find out more! If you have additional questions regarding Laser therapy, we’re here to help, so please reach out!
This new laser is truly state of the art – a powerful new technology that can help treat a huge range of conditions (seriously, the list is way too long to type out). Just to give you an idea – the top ten treatments laser is used for are:
- Low Back Pain/Sciatica
- Neck Pain/Arthritis
- Muscle Spasms/Trigger Points
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hand Pain
- Hip Pain
- Foot and Heel Pain
But this list barely skims the surface! Laser therapy can help with anything from head to toe – TMJ disorders to Plantar Fasciitis, and anything in between! Chances are, if you’ve got a musculoskeletal condition that is causing pain and/or inflammation, laser therapy can help!
Frequently Asked Questions:
So what is K-Laser and how does it work?
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.
Why does Active Living Chiropractic use K-Laser?
We’ve added K-Laser therapy to our practice, because we want to provide a high tech treatment option for our patients to heal quickly, recover fully, and reduce pain effectively.
How long are treatments?
The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How often do you need treatments?
An exact treatment plan will be discussed with your practitioner on your initial visit. But typically for acute issues, approximately 6 treatments are recommended (sometimes less is required); and for chronic conditions typically at least 9-12 treatments recommended.
When will you start feeling better?
Some people notice change after only one treatment, but most people will notice a reduction in pain by treatment three.
How long will the effects last?
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 series. For chronic cases, therapy may need to be administered monthly on an ongoing basis to maintain results.
The results we’ve already seen over these first few weeks have been extremely promising – we are excited to see how this laser will continue to help our patients! If you think laser might be exactly what you’re looking for, click HERE to book in for an appointment!