Class IV Cold Laser Therapy Specialist in Vancouver and Surrey, BC
Class IV cold laser therapy is the gold standard for treating musculoskeletal injuries and have been proven to reduce inflammation and pain without the side effects of medication. Get help today and get your life back in order! Class IV cold laser therapy is available at Prosper Health & Rehab. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.
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The class IV medical laser interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, increasing cellular energy (ATP).
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. Creating a healing environment by reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.
Laser therapy of class 4 has become the gold standard of care for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. With laser therapy, specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) are used to produce therapeutic effects. In addition to relieving pain and swelling, and restoring range of motion, laser light stimulates certain processes within the body.
With Class 4 laser therapy, the wavelength of the laser penetrates deeper and more efficiently than Class 3 laser therapy, allowing energy to be delivered quickly to nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A typical session lasts between two and six minutes, which enables us to treat injured tissue in multiple areas in one go.
ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which carries out many cellular functions, is stimulated by Class 4 laser therapy. ATP production increases within cells, accelerating the healing process. The patient’s symptoms improve as ATP production increases, which significantly improves symptoms for many patients. It is also soothing to be under the heat of the laser.
The use of laser therapy for treating chronic and acute pain is a non-drug method. Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, as well as joint pain, can be treated with laser therapy using class 4 lasers. It is not uncommon for patients to notice an improvement in the treated area after just one session. The pain relief experienced by patients suffering from muscle spasms and contractures is immediate. It is now gaining recognition that class 4 lasers are among the best devices for treating pain in deep tissues.
The typical treatment lasts 10 minutes, is painless, and shows immediate results by reducing pain and inflammation. The majority of conditions can be treated with 4 to 6 sessions over a period of time, while others may need periodic treatment.
A Class IV laser is a medical device approved by the FDA. It is necessary for manufacturers to demonstrate sufficient, valid scientific evidence that these devices are safe and effective before FDA approval can be granted.
This type of laser therapy, when performed by a qualified practitioner or at home, has very few side effects, often significantly fewer than pharmaceuticals. Due to the fact that they are drug-free, non-invasive, and non-toxic, they are considered safe and unlikely to cause any side effects.
Those with sensitive skin or eyes should consult their doctor prior to undergoing class IV cold laser therapy. Any medication you’re taking and other treatments you intend to combine with laser therapy should be disclosed to your doctor.
Class 4 lasers have a whole host of benefits in addition to reducing pain, and swelling, and restoring range of motion, class 4 laser therapy. Class 4 lasers accelerate soft tissue and bone repair by stimulating tissue regeneration. Laser therapy can also enhance nerve regeneration and function, increase your body’s enzymatic activity, produce collagen, and stimulate angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels). As a result, class 4 laser therapy continues to work after you leave the office, improving your musculoskeletal health at the cellular level.
Among the conditions we treat with class 4 laser therapy are chronic knee pain, elbow pain arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, and elbow tendonitis. With the class 4 laser, we can treat a wide variety of injury sites and extremities.
Several patients are surprised to learn that laser therapy is not painful, but will feel a soothing warmth in the area we are treating. Class 4 lasers can also be used with other treatments like dry needling to provide pain-free treatment for our patients.
Class IV cold laser therapy is available at Prosper Health & Rehab. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.