Have you heard of Class IV Cold Laser therapy and still have questions? We at Precision Chiropractic can help you understand the safety and benefits to these lasers. Our service area of Amarillo, TX provides chiropractic care that includes cold laser therapy.
What are Class IV Therapy Lasers?
This relatively new class of laser therapy offers therapeutic benefits with penetrating infrared energy. The laser gives a deeper target area and shorter treatment times than other therapies. It gives impressive results in fewer sessions, which is great for those who are too busy to schedule several treatment sessions. They are cost-effective to clients and are one of the most sought-after treatments around.
Light therapy’s next generation, Class IV cold lasers can offer progressive health care and add another exciting weapon in the arsenal of every provider. By maximizing the primary effects and reducing the time spent in treatment, it is a win-win for both the client and the healthcare provider.
Background of Cold Lasers
While they seem new, they were theorized in 1916 by Albert Einstein himself and through trial and error were finally invented in 1960 by Theodore Maiman. They have been more widely used and studied in Europe, but the FDA in the United States cleared the first class IV laser in 2003. After many reviews, they have seen the safety and the results given paving the way for the Food and Drug Administration clearance. Class IV cold lasers are now able to be used after laser training for a variety of healthcare fields.
FDA Approved Uses
Class IV laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA to be used in the following clinical areas:
- Muscle pain, aches, and stiffness
- Joint pain, aches, and stiffness
- Relief of muscle spasms
- Muscle relaxation
- Increasing low blood circulation
- Arthritis pain and stiffness
While the laser is a powerful device, it is safe to use under guidelines. It should not be performed in an open area and there should be protective goggles. There is training in laser therapy on the safe operation, and those that use the Class IV laser are trained extensively in these techniques. Those that use the lasers are able to give therapy that is extremely safe and through met guidelines.
Precision Chiropractic is your hometown chiropractor that is well-versed in a wide range of healthcare techniques. Come by or call today to see what we can offer you in pain management and long-term healing.