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If you have heard our patients at Bankers Hall Chiropractic praising the K-laser therapy we offer at our Calgary chiropractic center, you may be wondering what all the buzz is about. This state-of-the-art form of treatment might even be exactly what you need for your own health challenges so maybe you should know more about it. Here are the answers to some frequently asked question on the subject from our chiropractic team.
K-laser therapy is a non-surgical, drug-free technique for accelerating the healing process and/or relieving pain and inflammation. It belongs to a category of treatment known as low-level laser therapy or LLLT.
A low-level laser emits a beam of amplified light, but at a lower frequency than a surgical laser. (It is sometimes called a "cold" laser for this reason.) This means that, instead of cutting or burning tissue, the low-level laser passes right through the skin without any negative effects, focusing its healing powers on the underlying tissue levels.
The energy frequency of our K laser beam sets off a response in the mitochondria of the cells, causing them to produce more of a substance called ATP. Since ATP fuels cellular processes, the cells now have more energy for repair and regeneration of tissue. The K-laser also promotes blood flow to the treatment area, providing the tissue with optimal access to nutrients.
The same boost in blood flow that promotes healing also relieves pain and inflammation. The enhanced circulation encourages inflammatory substances and the fluids that cause swelling to exit the treatment area.
The Class 4 K laser represents an advance over older Class 3 therapeutic lasers. Our K laser can penetrate to a deeper tissue depth than the older technology, allowing us to provide more comprehensive healing and pain relief.
Your chiropractor may prescribe K-laser therapy for the treatment of a variety of conditions. Examples include acute injuries, fibromyalgia pain, muscle and tendon strains, osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, nerve damage and carpal tunnel syndrome.
A K-laser treatment takes only a few minutes to complete. You'll feel no pain during the treatment; in fact, you will most likely feel a pleasantly warm sensation. While your pain may start ebb right away, multiple sessions are usually required for treatment of injuries or more severe symptoms.
Any Calgary chiropractor on our team will be happy to tell you more about K-laser therapy, including whether this technique can benefit your health and comfort. Contact us at (403) 243-0111 to schedule a consultation!