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Dec 13, 2021

Service spotlight: class IV therapeutic laser therapy

At Simply Southern Chiropractic Center, we offer a wide range of services to satisfy all of your needs. Think beyond the traditional adjustments. We want to provide you with the care that leaves your body and back feeling better than when you came in. 

Our services include: manual adjustments, rehabilitation exercises, intersegmental traction, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation therapy, flexion/distraction adjustments, kinesiology taping, class IV therapeutic laser therapy, activator adjustments, ultrasound therapy, cervical traction and infrared therapy. 

Let’s dig into laser therapy!

Laser therapy, also called photobiomodulation, is a technique that uses specific frequencies of light to combat swelling, increase circulation in the treated areas, and help relieve different muscle pains. Our class IV therapeutic laser delivers high-powered infrared energy to penetrate deeper into targeted areas.

What’s the science behind laser therapy? How does it work?

Class IV laser therapy penetrates deep and efficiently to pass energy to the affected area’s nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendon tissue. Laser therapy stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP, which drives many of the processes within our cells. This increase in the production of ATP speeds up the healing process within our cells that in turn creates a therapeutic effect.

How long does laser therapy take?

Laser therapy is a quick treatment that can last up to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area, to give you the best possible results.

What kind of musculoskeletal injuries does laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can help treat chronic knee pain or arthritis, elbow pain or tendonitis, chronic wrist pain and more!

Before scheduling your chiropractic session, you should consult with your primary physician to discuss any pain or discomfort. Please feel free to contact us; we can walk you through the entire process of laser therapy from beginning to end.

“Class IV Laser Benefits and Effects.” Kalkstein Chiropractic, 26 Nov. 2019, https://www.towsonchiro.com/what-is-class-4-laser-therapy-class-iv-benefits/.