Class IV Laser Therapy: How It Works

There are different classes of non-surgical lasers used in outpatient procedures. Typically, these are used by providers specializing in non-invasive acute and chronic pain treatments. Class IV laser therapy, also known as high-power laser therapy, utilizes specific wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into tissues and stimulate cellular activity. When applied to areas of inflammation or pain, this therapy can provide relief and promote healing.

Here’s how it works: Laser light energy is absorbed by chromophores within the mitochondria of the cell in the targeted area. This triggers a series of biological responses. These include, but are not limited to, increased production of cellular energy (ATP), enhanced circulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory molecules. These processes help reduce swelling, improve blood flow, and alleviate pain.

The therapy is non-invasive and typically painless, with patients often reporting a gentle warming sensation during treatment. It can be used to address various conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, and chronic pain syndromes.

During a session, the laser is applied directly to the skin over the affected area for a few minutes. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the condition and its severity.

Overall, class IV laser therapy offers patients a safe and effective option for managing inflammation and pain, promoting tissue repair, and restoring function. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if this therapy is suitable for your specific needs.

Here at Crossroads Brain & Spine, we utilize the strongest non-surgical laser available on the market. The Medray Supermax Laser stands above its competitors through an easy-to-use and powerful delivery system. Patients often experience immediate pain relief when using this type of treatment. There are some contraindications to this type of treatment modality; however, many patients enjoy an expedited healing process through Class IV laser therapy.

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