Our Lehigh Acres Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy plays a complementary role in treatment and rehabilitation after many injuries and musculoskeletal concerns. This treatment reduces pain and inflammation. Light therapy can also help encourage healing.
Our Specific Care Chiropractic team provides a range of Lehigh Acres treatments and services as a part of a personalized therapy plan for every patient. We are accepting new patients now. Call (239) 369-9109 to learn more.
Understanding How Lehigh Acres Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy Works
Class 4 therapeutic laser treatment is a therapy we prescribe for use alongside physical or chiropractic therapies. The benefits of this type of laser treatment can include improved blood flow to the affected area, reduced pain, decreased inflammation, and increased movement and mobility.
Class 4 lasers provide red and infrared light treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and concerns. This laser therapy is often effective at encouraging healing and reducing symptoms, especially in the initial stages of treatment and rehabilitation.
There are few contraindications against the use of Class 4 lasers, making them a good option for many patients. They produce only mild heat, and many patients report it is relaxing. Some people report improvements in symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and reduced mobility after a single session. Some of the most common parts of the body where we use Class 4 laser therapy include:
- Back and neck
What To Expect During Lehigh Acres Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Rehabilitation
When we perform Class 4 laser treatments on our patients, it only takes a couple of minutes per treatment area. For those who only need treatment on a single joint, therapy could take as little as five minutes. This allows us to use this therapy alongside other treatments during the same visit.
Generally, patients prescribed Class 4 laser care will receive treatments each time they visit our clinic. You should not have to come in specifically for this therapy.
When you receive Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy, you will be in a comfortable position that allows the therapist to access the treatment area. You should be able to relax. The only precaution you will need to take is to wear protective glasses. Anyone in the room will wear these glasses to protect sensitive eyes from the laser light.
The Class 4 therapeutic laser treatment involves a hand-held device that the therapist will place close to your skin in specific areas and apply the laser therapy. You will likely feel warmth, but there should not be any pain associated with this treatment.
How We Monitor Progress With Lehigh Acres Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy
The Specific Care Chiropractic team prescribes personalized care plans for each patient. The treatments usually center around chiropractic care and/or physiotherapy. They could include complementary therapies such as Class 4 Laser therapy, too.
When new patients come to our Lehigh Acres, FL, clinic for their initial intake examination, we assess their injuries, symptoms, needs, and goals. During this consultation, patients should expect:
- A comprehensive health history
- A physical exam
- Medical imaging, such as X-rays
- Tests to determine their initial baseline for range of motion, etc.
Based on what our doctors learn, we create a unique treatment and rehabilitation plan to meet their needs. Our comprehensive rehabilitation treatment programs are meant to manage symptoms, address underlying issues, and rebuild strength and flexibility to prevent future injuries.
Throughout this treatment plan, we reassess their progress. This allows us to alter their prescribed therapies to ensure we are best meeting their needs and addressing any concerns that arise. Once we address your underlying injury, you may no longer require Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy. Alternatively, we could prescribe this treatment later if you develop soreness or inflammation from physical therapy.
When We Prescribe Lehigh Acres Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Rehabilitation
Our doctors prescribe Class 4 laser therapy for both treatment and complementary care. We use laser therapy in a wide range of situations, including to address pain and inflammation from several very common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes:
- Back and neck injuries such as herniated discs
- Pain and nerve dysfunction from pinched nerves
- Arthritis and other joint pain in the hands
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow and other types of tendinitis
- Many types of repetitive motion injuries, including work-related injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Hip pain and injuries
- Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Plantar fasciitis and other foot injuries
Our patients who receive Class 4 laser therapy often come to us with injuries from auto accidents, falls, sports and recreation incidents, and workplace injuries. Chronic use injuries such as lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are also common.
Sometimes, we prescribe therapeutic laser therapy in an attempt to help the patient avoid surgery or other invasive treatment. This may be effective for some. Sometimes, it is impossible to avoid surgery. However, we often prescribe therapeutic laser treatments as a part of post-surgery rehabilitation. Our rehabilitation plans can help you recover following more traditional treatment.
We aim to release every patient from our care in better health than they were before their injuries occurred. We provide strength training and flexibility-building exercises for each patient as a part of their rehabilitation and pain reduction plan. Like the rest of your care, we will personalize this therapy based on your individual needs.
Discuss Lehigh Acres Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy With Our Team Today
Specific Care Chiropractic prescribes Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy and many other treatments as a part of our rehabilitation care plans. If you have injuries, pain, inflammation, or other musculoskeletal symptoms in Lehigh Acres or elsewhere in Lee County, we are here to help.