Costa Mesa K Laser Specialist
BALANCE IN MOTION recently invested in a cutting-edge soft tissue technology proven as an important asset in our patient care.
K Laser therapy, approved by the FDA in 2004, is the perfect blend of laser therapy using two types of wavelengths to produce phenomenal results in extremely short periods of time.
Short Term Effects
Production and release of beta-endorphins (these are morphine like substances produced by various cells in the body that inhibit the sensation of pain). Cortisol production is increased (cortisol is the precursor of cortisone). This enables the body to combat the stress associated with trauma or disease process.
Long Term or Cumulative Effects of the K Laser
- Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels)
- ATP production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism
- DNA production; protein building block of tissue is substantially increased
- Neurotransmission is facilitated due to elevated levels of serotonin and aceytylecholine
- Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in cell replication etc. (i.e. replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells)
- Modulation of macrophages, fibroblasts and other cells
- Regulates cell membrane potential, essential in Na, Cl and K ion transfer (electrolyte balance)
- Cytokines and other chemicals enhancing cellular communications are released
- The immune response is stimulated systemically
- Lymphatic drainage is improved
- The histamine response is positively altered
- Production of growth hormone is increased
- The body’s natural healing processes are enhanced
The beneficial physiological changes offered by K laser are noted below are the result of tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation. For specific information about how and why the laser works see our FAQs. Along with the effects listed there are many others being researched including the humoral (effect of lymph) and cerebral spinal fluid effects which could be highly significant.
Some of the acute and chronic conditions that have responded to K laser treatments include.
Soft Tissue Injuries
- Ligament Sprains and Muscle Strains
- Back and Neck Acute or Chronic Pain
- Repetitive Stress Injury like Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee pain (multiple types)
- Trigger Points
- Plantar Fascitis and other foot pain conditions
- Muscle Spasms
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Neurogenic Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Fast reduction of Inflammation
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Herpes Simplex-cold sores
- Heel Spurs
K Laser FAQs
What is Laser or Light Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Most lasers on the market today in the USA have a power range from 5mw to 500mw, making them a cold laser. Our laser (K Laser) emits a power range from 1000mw (1 watt) to 6000mw (6 watts) making this a high power heat laser that can put an end to your pain fast!
What are the Technological Advancements?
This dynamic emerging technology utilizes dual laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons. These are particles of energy that are absorbed by a variety of micro-molecules within the cell, a process which initiates a number of positive physiological responses. The goal is to cure the problem, and as logic dictates, symptoms disappear. With recent advances in the engineering of electronic devices, such as the Class IV K laser dramatic benefits and treatment of many complex painful medical conditions are achievable. The K laser combines numerous sophisticated engineering advances with the capacity to control all parameters such as frequency, duty cycle, energy density, duration, etc. An infinitive range of protocols can then be delivered to tissue in standard fashion or a customized basis. The dual wavelengths therapeutic laser beam permits penetration of deep tissues without affecting normal cells. Again, it should be noted that the end result is reduction of pain which helps the body in the curative phase with regard to the symptoms. It has been designed to have a deeper penetration and therefore is more therapeutic than previous cold lasers on the market.
How Does The Laser Help You To Heal?
Healing with the use of light is not new, however with recent developments, using laser light as a treatment has gained more popularity. This is because we can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate treatment site, which was not possible with other light sources.
Class IV-level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum. When Class IV level laser waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune response in the blood. When light is transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effective through-out the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell. The laser also stimulates other tissues to create healing. The light from the laser is absorbed by special cellular components that modulate biochemical activity within the body to produce beneficial effects. In much the same way that plants in photosynthesis use light, humans and animals also have the ability to take advantage of the healthful effects that the K Laser has to offer.