DNA Sports Medicine & Wellness offers chiropractic services, including Class IV laser therapy, to clients in Burbank and the surrounding areas. Class IV laser therapy has been highly effective in healing damaged tissue as part of injury recovery. Your chiropractor can determine whether Class IV lasers would be beneficial for you following a sports injury.
Background of Class IV Laser Therapy
Class IV laser therapy is not a new form of treatment. It received FDA approval in 2003 and has since been used for training recovery, chronic pain management, and sports injury rehabilitation. Laser therapies utilize red and near-infrared wavelengths to treat tissue at the cellular level. Clients can receive laser therapy sessions at the chiropractic office to address both chronic and acute issues.
Class IV lasers stimulate the body to initiate specific healing processes. Treatment at the cellular level triggers an increased production of mitochondria calcium, which aids in the body's healing process during injury recovery. Exposure to laser energy also facilitates the removal of waste products from the body, supporting the rapid healing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
How Class IV Laser Therapy Works
Unlike Class III lasers, commonly known as cold lasers, Class IV lasers generate heat during treatment sessions. Class IV lasers are more effective at delivering energy to nerves and penetrate deeper into the tissue compared to Class III lasers. Deeper penetration enhances blood flow and encourages the development of new capillaries in injured tissue. When used early in sports recovery, it can help reduce the formation of scar tissue. Laser therapies also contribute to reducing inflammation by affecting the lymphatic drainage system.
Receiving chiropractic treatment with a Class IV laser is painless. Patients may experience a mild warming sensation at the treatment site during a session. Your chiropractor will determine the appropriate laser power and wavelength based on your injury. The pulse rate may also be adjusted to achieve the necessary depth for injury recovery. Following treatment, some patients may experience temporary mild discomfort, but side effects are generally not reported.
Types of Sports Injury Cases Suitable for Laser Treatment
Laser therapy can benefit various injuries and medical conditions. Here are some examples of issues that can be effectively treated with laser therapy:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle strains
- Pressure ulcers
Contact DNA Sports Medicine & Wellness
Are you looking for a chiropractor near me? If you're interested in exploring treatment options for your injury, our chiropractors can help. Contact our Burbank office at 818-841-4100 to schedule an initial consultation for Class IV laser treatments.