Everything You Need to Know About Class IV Laser Therapy

April 5, 2022
10 MIN

Laser therapies have significantly impacted treatment for various conditions. Laser therapy facilitates treatment procedures with less pain, swelling, and scarring than conventional surgery and treatment options. Fortunately, things are only continuing to improve. The more advanced Class IV laser therapy is a newer, more powerful, and up-to-date laser therapy redefining treatment providing pain relief and anti-inflammation capabilities.

This article gives a detailed review of class IV laser therapy, what it is, who it is suitable for, the conditions it treats, what makes it your preferred treatment option, and why you should consider getting the procedure from RYSE Chiropractic.

What's Class IV Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy uses specific red and infrared wavelengths to transmit light to stimulate processes within the body to create therapeutic effects – less pain, swelling, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Different laser therapy types include Class I, II, III, and Class IV, depending on the power. Class III, "cold," or low-level laser therapy, is the most common and widely used. But, class IV is gaining popularity with clinicians and is more effective than Class III.

Unlike low-power lasers, Class IV laser therapy causes photobiomodulation using a high-powered laser to deliver specific wavelengths of light deep within tissues creating therapeutic effects and helping the body heal more effectively. It's more powerful than class III lasers and can penetrate the body deeper and provide a larger dose, making it more effective in treating most nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments.

Class IV laser provides a more effective alternative to invasive surgical procedures and relieves pain for patients with acute and chronic conditions. The procedure reduces inflammation as more energy and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is supplied to the injured cells, enhancing energy absorption and toxin elimination. With Class IV, you can quickly recover.

Who Is Class IV Laser Therapy Good For?

Class IV laser therapy is suitable for all individuals, men and women of all skin color (tattoos may be avoided), ages, sizes, and abilities, with injuries to the neuromusculoskeletal system. Professional athletes greatly benefit from this therapy type since it facilitates quick and painless recovery.

You can also combine Class IV laser therapy with other treatment options such as soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, chiropractic adjustments, electrotherapy, and massage. Class IV laser therapy can also be a great option if you've just come out of surgery.

What Conditions Does It Treat?

The possibilities of Class IV laser therapy in treating chronic and acute conditions and post-activity recovery are unlimited. You can get the 3-10 minute procedure at RYSE Chiropractic for any of the following conditions:

  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Tendinopathies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Soft Tissue Damage
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
  • Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain
  • and more.

Why Is Class IV Laser Therapy a Great Treatment Option?

Class IV laser treatment is the best treatment option if you're experiencing pain or suffering from any conditions mentioned above. Furthermore, laser treatment is safe since it's FDA-approved and ISO-certified.

Here are some benefits of Class IV laser therapy:

  • Reduced pain, swelling, and scarring.
  • Increased tissue regeneration, enabling faster tissue and bone repair.
  • Enhanced cell metabolism, enzymatic responses, collagen production, and angiogenesis.
  • Improvement of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • It's a painless procedure, unlike conventional treatment and surgical procedures.
  • It can be used with other treatment procedures such as massage and dry needling.

Get Laser Therapy From the Chiropractors You Can Trust 

Most patients experience immediate results, while some may take a few days or weeks to recover. Most acute conditions only require 4-8 treatment sessions and are generally treated daily or every other day. Most chronic conditions require 6-10 treatment sessions, and treatment sessions are typically required 2-3 times per week. 

Class IV laser therapy provides a painless treatment option for chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-activity injuries. At RYSE Chiropractic, we endeavor to give you the best laser therapy experience.

Please don't hesitate to contact us today or book an appointment to get the ultimate treatment with our state-of-the-art laser therapy. Want to learn more about laser therapy? Click here.

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