Colorado Springs Class IV Laser Therapy
Pain is just the body’s alarm bell, it’s not the problem!
Shutting off the pain with pain pills and even some surgery is like shooting the messenger instead of dealing directly and constructively with the message. When the underlying problem causing your pain can be corrected, your brain will simply turn off the alarm and your pain will disappear. That is the goal of Dr. Ammon Jacobson with chiropractic and Class IV laser therapy.
What is laser therapy?
Colorado Springs class IV laser treatment is advanced technology that produces an intense beam of light that consists of only one coherent wavelength. Coherent means that all of the photons are in phase and synchronized. Several researchers have concluded that the effectiveness of laser treatment depends upon the dose, power, and intensity of the light itself as well as the treatment frequency. Therefore, Dr. Jacobson’s training and skill also affect the ability of the light treatment to positively impact patient recovery. Different techniques can be used for applying laser therapy. For example, it’s not just a matter of shining the laser beam on the painful area but it’s also beneficial to stimulate related organs and nerve supply. Take a look at this spinal chart for a visual understanding. These techniques can add the additional critical input needed to positively stimulate the inflamed or traumatized tissues resulting in a more optimal recovery.
Lasers produce coherent light. This is different from other forms of light that we experience on a daily basis such as sunlight or incandescent light bulbs which produce photons that have a wide range of wavelengths. While hot lasers are designed to precisely cut through human tissue, Colorado Springs class IV laser therapy lasers give off less than 1% of the energy that hot lasers do.
“It’s Incredible. It’s totally noninvasive.” states Medical Physician
John Monhollon, MD was quoted in The Herald (Sarasota, FL) on Jan. 23, 2006. The newspaper reported, “One of the most successful treatments the center offers is laser therapy to help ease aches, pains, and promote healing.” Monhollon said a photon of light is received by cell receptors, causing chemical changes inside the cell. “This puts energy into the cell so it can heal itself.”, he said. “It’s incredible. It’s totally noninvasive.”
General Information about Colorado Springs Class IV Laser Treatments
There are a lot of lasers for different purposes. Some are cutting or surgical lasers, and then there are healing lasers, which heal with light.
Human tissue responds to the light beam by improving cell functions that relate to tissue repair. It positively stimulates immune response, as well as the lymphatic and vascular systems. The result of Colorado Springs class IV laser therapy can mean a reduction in:
- Edema (swelling)
- Healing time
Some additional photochemical effects the laser is utilized for are:
- Stimulation of the nerve function
- Reduced fibrous tissue (scar) formation
- Faster wound healing
- Increased metabolic activity
The laser therapy enhances the immune system and other tissue, so the body is better able to fight pathanogens (bacteria and viri, for example).
Here is a partial list of conditions which have responded more quickly to a combination of Colorado Springs Class IV laser therapy and chiropractic (versus chiropractic alone) are:
- Chronic and acute neck and back pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder pain
- Ligament injuries
- Ankle and foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Conditions of lowered immune function
- Wound healing
- Diminished muscle strength and range of motion
- Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid)
- Chronic and acute joint disorders
- Scne vulgaris
- ... and many more
How does Colorado Springs class IV laser treatment work?
The effect that laser therapy has on injured tissue is called photobiostimulation. This means that the light causes a chain of positive chemical reactions to be set in motion. Human and animal tissue responds to the light beam by improving cell functions that relate to tissue repair. It positively stimulates immune response as well as the lymphatic and vascular systems. The result of this is a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema, and healing time. Importantly, however, new evidence is mounting for there not just being a faster recovery rate but the ultimate end result of laser therapy is to have malfunctioning or damaged tissue become stronger than when laser is not applied.
For more information about Colorado Springs class IV laser therapy, please call our office at 719-390-5404 or click here to schedule an appointment.