When you hear the term “laser therapy”, your first image is probably that of a slender red beam emitting from a huge machine with a thick goggled doctor guiding the beam.
Traditional laser therapy was based on the use of diode lasers. Unfortunately, diode lasers are unable to induce strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects simultaneously, and within a short period of time.
Continuous laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation, and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build-ups. However, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process.
Pulsed laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia by interfering with the transmission of pain impulses to the brain center. Unfortunately, they are not very effective at treating inflammation.
Thanks to cutting new technology, the Class 4 M6 Cold Laser has the ability to produce both emission types. It uses wavelengths of light at specific frequencies to create both continuous and pulsed laser emissions. The breakthrough of the new multiwave system offers more benefits to the patient than any one wavelength alone. As a result of this combined emission, laser therapy provides faster relief of symptoms and a faster recovery.
Dr. Craig McGiffin is proud to use the Class 4 M6 Cold Laser in his treatment of sprains and strains, at his Outer Banks Chiropractic clinic. Make an appointment today, and be part of the future of chiropractic care.