At our practice, we enlist a variety of tools and techniques for helping patients optimize their health. K-Laser therapy is a popular option for treating pain and dysfunction. The following overview will help you understand the science behind this FDA-approved therapy and how we can use it to help treat seven common conditions.

Understanding K-Laser Therapy

K-laser therapy is a form of laser therapy that uses prescribed frequencies of infrared light to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. The top two issues that benefit from this treatment are inflammation and pain. Although it isn’t one of these top issues, this treatment also spurs tissue regeneration and formation.

Most of our patients have a total of eight to 15 treatments per issue. Since each treatment takes no more than 20 minutes, K-laser therapy is a popular option for busy professionals on their lunch hour. This treatment also helps you avoid the downtime and infection risk associated with surgical procedures or the groggy feeling that many people get from prescription pain medications.

While convenience is essential, what our patients enjoy is the results they see from this treatment. K-laser promotes circulation and tissue healing while reducing pain and inflammation. This specialized light boosts circulation by reducing scar tissue and encouraging new capillaries to form. This speeds oxygen and other vital nutrients needed for repair to the area.

This laser also harnesses the power of the lymphatic drainage system to bring down painful swelling. An active lymphatic system removes more than excess fluid from the area. It also removes waste products such as lactic acid, which make muscles feel sore.

The specific wavelengths used for K-laser therapy improve nerve function. When nerves work correctly, excess pain impulses aren’t delivered to the brain. Along with enhancing nerve function, this laser also boosts endorphin production to release even more of your pain.

Tissue healing through K-laser therapy is not just a result of improved circulation and nerve function. It is the result of enhanced cellular reproduction. Since the laser reaches deep tissue layers, it also accelerates the energy brought into new cells. Tissue repair also speeds up waste removal resulting in less pain and dysfunction.

Scientific Research On K-Laser Therapy

Everything we do is based on scientific principles and research. K-Laser has thousands of published research studies showing that it helps manage several conditions related to pain and inflammation. This therapy is helpful for both acute and chronic pain, reducing them by 70% and 60%, respectively.

Knee and back pain are two of the top reasons patients come to our practice. Studies have shown that K-Laser helped improve the ability to bend the knee. Even more impressively, research has demonstrated that K-Laser completely eradicated back pain in 45% of patients and provided some relief to 26% of patients.

Conditions We Can Treat With K-Laser Therapy

Since K-Laser therapy targets pain and inflammation, we can use it to treat a variety of conditions. Some of the conditions we use K-Laser for include headaches, auto accident injuries, repetitive muscle strain, nerve pain, arthritis, degenerative discs, and diabetic wounds.

Migraines and other headaches cause widespread pain. In the case of migraines, this pain is described as intense and throbbing. Migraine pain is often accompanied by debilitating symptoms such as nausea and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Other headaches, such as cluster or tension headaches, can cause widespread pain and make it difficult to work or complete essential tasks around your home. Fortunately, K-Laser wavelengths can help calm the overactive nerves that contribute to headache pain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of nerve dysfunction that can end certain careers that require supple, pain-free forearm and wrist movement. In this condition, the nerves inside of the carpal tunnel become compressed, causing nerve pain and difficulty with movement. K-Laser therapy is also helpful in restoring normal nerve activity.

In addition to carpal tunnel, we see many other movement-related injuries. Whether it’s a repetitive strain injury like a tennis or golfer’s elbow or a muscle sprain or strain, such injuries are painful and interfere with movement. They often also cause you to make unhealthy compensatory movements to keep your balance while walking or performing other everyday activities. Fortunately, K-Laser therapy can help give muscles the resources they need to heal.

Degenerative arthritis and discs are a few more of the issues patients bring to our practice. These conditions make movement painful and difficult. Our infrared therapy laser can help improve the surrounding tissues to make these conditions easier to manage.

Diabetic wounds are another challenging condition that patients bring to us. When you have diabetes, your body has a problem with energy management and nutrient delivery. As a result, tissues are weaker and more vulnerable to developing wounds. Such wounds also take longer to heal.

K-Laser therapy has shown remarkable results in treating these types of wounds. A recent study using K-Laser therapy on diabetic wounds demonstrated that almost one-third of the treated wounds closed completely. The rest of the wounds in the K-Laser treatment group were 68.2% to 99% less than their original sizes.

K-Laser Consultation Is Available

K-Laser therapy is an exciting option available for our patients. Since no therapy is ideal for everyone, we invite you to come to our office for a consultation. When you see us, we’ll perform a detailed health assessment and provide you with customized recommendations. Scheduling is easy. Call our office at (303) 455-2225 or schedule an appointment online today.