What Conditions Can Class IV Laser Therapy Treat?

Have you heard about class IV laser treatment? Are you curious about what it can treat?

Laser therapy helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up healing. It works by utilizing photons produced by a light source. The photons penetrate up to several centimeters under the skin. They are then absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy ports of cells. The energy absorbed prompts several positive physiological responses. These can result in the restoration of the morphology of the cell and its functionality.


Medical practitioners have put laser therapy to use in various medical conditions. These are arthritis, musculoskeletal issues, post-surgical wounds, sports injuries, and diabetic ulcers.


How Does Class IV Laser Work?


Laser therapy is the utilization of high-power light impulses. The high-power pulses drive the photons at least 10 to 13 centimeters deep into the tissue. The Class IV laser has a high peak power of up to 30 watts, creating a high photon density. This high peak power delivers a high concentration of photons for healing by deep tissue penetration. Consequentially, class IV therapy prompts the improvement of circulation, minimizes pain, and increases metabolism in cells.


What Conditions Does Class IV Laser Therapy Treat?


  • Non-surgical and surgical back pain

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Tendonitis

  • Muscle strain

  • Chronic, acute, and sub-acute pain

  • Arthritis pain

  • Ligament sprains

  • Neck pain and injuries

  • Fibromyalgia


The primary goal of laser therapy is to prompt cells to perform natural functions at an enhanced rate. It treats the underlying pathology by stimulating healing. In addition, laser therapy will usually provide a soothing and warm feeling when applied.


What Are the Biological Effects of Laser Therapy?




Laser therapy helps decrease nerve sensitivity. It significantly affects nerve cells that block pain transmitted to the brain. It also influences inflammation, meaning minimized edema and less pain.




Laser therapy causes vasodilation, which means it produces an anti-edemic effect. In addition, it helps drain swollen areas by activating the lymphatic drainage system. It results in reduced swelling caused by inflammation or bruising.


Improved Vascular Activity

The use of laser therapy on damaged tissue will result in the creation of new capillaries. This will, in turn, boost the speed of the healing process. Wounds will tend to close quickly, reducing the formation of scar tissue.


Accelerated Cell Growth and Tissue Repair


The laser’s photons stimulate the acceleration of cell growth and reproduction. The laser increases the energy that the cell can access. This, in turn, prompts the cell to absorb more nutrients and get rid of waste faster.


Acupuncture and Trigger Points

Laser therapy is excellent in providing pain relief to the musculoskeletal structure. It does this by stimulating acupuncture points and trigger points. It can accomplish this effect while being non-invasive.


Boosted Metabolic Activity

Specific enzymes have a higher output when the laser stimulates the damaged tissue. It also prompts higher outputs of food particle loads and oxygen for blood cells.


For more on the conditions that class IV laser therapy can treat, contact Atlantic Chiropractic Associates at our offices in Milford, Georgetown, or Lewes, Delaware. You can call (302) 309-9900 to book an appointment today.

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