Every year, our government reports on the quality of care we receive from the health care industry. Although there were many improvements, one area that is still concerning is the ongoing threat a patient faces of catching a life threatening infection in the hospital.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a global crisis affecting both patients and healthcare workers. HAI’s have an estimated financial impact of over six and a half billion dollars every year to healthcare facilities nationwide.
And what about the death toll on human lives? The CDC published a report in April ’07 that estimated almost 100,000 people had died from HAI’s in 2002. And it is likely the number is actually higher, because, as the authors of the study point out, “No single source of nationally representative data on HAIs is currently available.” The World Health Organization estimates that 1,4 million people are suffering from an HAI worldwide.
It is only recently that healthcare facilities were required to start reporting cases of HAI, and this lack of monitoring has led to a lack of urgency in eliminating the issue. However, growing public awareness and concern has led to legislation at state and local levels requiring health care facilities to clean up their act.
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.
The M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser
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.
This is the M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser. It represents the newest technological advancement in chiropractic care. Thousands of times more powerful than a Class III therapeutic laser, the M6 can penetrate over 4 inches into deep musculoskeletal tissue. This perfect blend of chiropractic and laser therapy produces phenomenal results in an extremely short amount of time.
The M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser
The distinctive feature of the M6 is the innovative multi-target functioning. Thanks to the features of the exclusive MLS multidiodic optical group, a wide area is treated instantaneously producing an immediate response in the treated tissues. The results are therefore better and faster than with the scanning modality traditional of Laser therapy.
The M6 Class IV therapeutic Laser is capable of treating a whole range of chiropractic ailments. It can help with soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and joint pains. It is also effective on degenerative conditions such arthritis. It can even be used for neurogenic pain such as sciatica and herniated discs. It truly is a revolution in chiropractic care.
The laser works by stimulating nerve and blood cells, which in turn promote growth and healing in soft tissues. This increased circulation also helps reduce swelling. The combination of less swelling and less nerve damage, means you’ll feel less pain. Use of the M6 also results in improved vascular activity. Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
If you are suffering from any sort of joint pain, nerve damage, or any other associated ailments, then make an appointment with Dr. Craig McGiffin, the premiere Outer Banks chiropractor. Dr. Craig is the only chiropractor in North-Eastern, NC or Chesapeake to offer treatment with the M6 Class IV Therapeutic Laser.
When Alberta finally decided to visit a chiropractic specialist, she was in a lot of pain. She was unable to walk more
This is how Alberta walked when she came in and why.
than a few feet at a time while hunched over, due to fused vertebrae in her lower spine. Her medical doctor had given her a prescription for a serious painkiller and sent her on her way. With no other option than living with debilitating pain, she came in for a visit.
“I was tired of going to the doctor and just getting a refill on my meds. My sister had been a patient of Dr. Craigs, and she suggested I see him. I had never ben to a chiropractor before, and I was a little skeptical.
When I first came in, I was immediatley struck by how polite and welcoming Dr. Craig and his staff were. Dr. Craig examined me, and then he explained what treatments he recommended. We set up a schedule to follow, and within just a few weeks, I could walk around the house again. Now I can even go shopping with my family. Thank you Dr. Craig!”