As chiropractors, we provide many gentle treatment options for our patients. Class IV laser therapy is one of the most gentle treatment options. Injured patients, that are weak and vulnerable, most appreciate class IV laser therapy as a very gentle treatment alternative to reduce pain.
During the laser therapy, most patients report a slight soothing warmth on the area of treatment or laser exposure. Some of our patients report some type of relief or reduction in the pain after the first laser therapy session. Comparable to other therapy modalities, laser therapy does not help every person. Some people report no relief or change in their condition after a laser therapy visit.
Based on our clinical observation, patients, who experience some improvement after the first visit, have a higher probability of further improvement of symptoms with additional laser therapy treatments.
Due to the higher power of class IV laser, the treatment time is shorter than other classes of lasers. Our laser therapy treatment time varies from 1 to 10 minutes based on the laser manufacturer guidelines per area of treatment.