K-Laser Facts & Information
K-Laser, also known as High Power Laser Therapy, targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light that have been found to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process.
Much like photosynthesis in plants, light energy passes through the skin, into the cell membrane, initiating a process called photobiostimulation. This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins and collagen. It may eventually even normalize damaged or injured tissue.
The result? Accelerated wound healing, as well as reduced pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored, so patients may take their life back and resume their favorite hobbies and activities.
Conditions Treated with K-Laser
High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. Some conditions that have been shown to respond well to K-Laser include:
- Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
- Back and Neck Pain
- Sciatic Pain Arthritis pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Problems Tendinitis, Trigger Fingers
- Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprains and/or Strains
- Bruises, Contusions, Burns
- Headaches, TMJ, Sinus Trouble
- Athletic Injuries
- Work-Related and Auto Injuries
What are the Expected Results?
Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed. Treatments are administered by using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan. Most patients report a warm, relaxing sensation. They generally experience no side effects or recovery period.
The Goal Is Healing, Not Merely Symptom Relief
For too long, medicine has focused on symptom relief rather than true healing. K-Laser offers an alternative, and it’s a welcome change for athletes as well as patients interested in natural remedies.
Steve Donohue, Asst. Athletic Trainer of the N.Y. Yankees, reports, “We use the K-Laser both on acute and chronic conditions, such as bruises, contusions and tendinitis. We ice and then use the laser, and players seem to respond quicker. It’s a hot item in the training room. The guys line up for it!”
More than 1200 studies conducted over 40 years worldwide have shown the powerful therapeutic benefits of high power laser therapy.
- Acute Pain: diminished more than 70%, chronic pain more than 60%
- Chronic Low Back Pain: treatment effective in 71% of cases; pain eliminated completely in 45%
- Wounds: 55% greater healing on day 8, as compared to the placebo group
- Knee Injury: improved knee flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment