According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), “Laser therapy shows strong evidence of effectiveness for pain relief”. In 2003, the FDA approved the use of Class IV laser therapy and it has now become the standard of care for many injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Laser therapy treatment helps reduce pain, decrease inflammation and enhance tissue healing in both hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments and even bones. It is a safe, non-invasive and drug-free pain relief.
The Class IV laser functions by bringing more oxygen and energy to the site of injury, which allows the damaged cells to function at a higher level. These effects are normal, everyday functions that occur in your body; the Class IV laser just encourages the process, allowing healing to occur more efficiently. Also, studies have shown that laser light is absorbed by healthy tissue but does not trigger a reaction.
Laser therapy is an effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain relief. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Laser therapy is beneficial treatment of neck pain”. Many conditions can be treated by the Class IV laser, including but not limited to sprain/strains, extremity injuries, headaches, disc herniation, and neuropathy.
Laser therapy is an effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain relief.