Class 4 laser

Laser therapy utilizes focused light to stimulate photobiomodulation (PMB), a process that allows photons to interact with the mitochondria within the cells. This interaction leads to several cellular changes that result in:

  • Increased cellular metabolism
  • Decreased pain
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Improved microcirculation to injured tissue

Laser Therapy Is FDA-Approved and Offers an Alternative to More Invasive Procedures or Medications.

During treatment, you might feel a soothing warmth around the treated area. This warmth is the signal that your body is activating its healing responses. The body will continue to be in “healing mode” for the next 18-24 hours, and most patients see significant change within 3 to 5 sessions. 

Why Are Class IV Lasers Different?

Class III lasers are only able to deliver the benefits of laser therapy to the superficial layers of the skin and tissues. However, Class IV lasers are more powerful, reach deeper within the tissues, and treat a larger area of the body than their predecessors, giving them the ability to deliver the doses of light needed to effectively reduce pain and inflammation. Simply put, Class IV lasers provide better healing to more places faster than Class I, II, and III lasers.

What Can a Class IV Laser Treat?

Laser therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic pain, and it is even used for post-activity recovery by athletes. Laser therapy is also regularly used to treat:

  • TMJ
  • Neck pain and shoulder pain
  • Elbow and joint pain
  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Plantar fasciitis

Make an Appointment Today

Think laser therapy might be right for you? Contact us today at 352-688-6035 to talk with a Hernando Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery representative about how laser therapy might fit into your care plan.

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