Broomfield, Colorado

Class IV LiteCure Laser Therapy

Class IV LiteCure Laser Therapy, commonly referred to as deep tissue laser therapy, is a non-invasive, low-risk treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light energy to address acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. At Fox Integrated Healthcare, we recruit deep tissue laser therapy as part of our integrated health approach to healing musculoskeletal dysfunction and alleviating physical discomfort.

Deep tissue laser therapy is a unique, cutting-edge approach to tissue healing that relies on the power of light to trigger an internal process known as photobiomodulation. This process activates increased cellular metabolism within the treatment area, which speeds healing time by generating cellular energy.

Conditions That Can Benefit from Class IV LiteCure Laser Therapy

Healing the body with the power of light may sound far fetched, but in reality, this cutting-edge treatment demonstrates a high degree of efficacy for a variety of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint pain and arthritis-related discomfort
  • Tendonitis and tendonosis
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy and neuralgia
  • Acute injuries
  • Headaches and migraines

Health Benefits of Class IV LiteCure Laser Therapy

Class IV LiteCure laser therapy offers a variety of health benefits to individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Because treatments are gentle, brief and non-invasive, they are typically suitable for patients who may not be candidates for other therapies.

Inflammation Reduction
As light photons penetrate the tissue throughout each treatment area, they trigger a cascade of biological processes that increase cellular metabolism, thereby decreasing painful inflammation. As we gradually reduce inflammation, you’ll experience improved functioning of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints throughout the treatment area.

Pain Relief and Tissue Healing
Laser therapy works to decrease nerve sensitivity by decreasing your body’s production of bradykinin, a pain-inducing chemical compound found within your body. Light photons also trigger the pain sensory chemicals in the brain, which provide pain-reducing effects.

Range of Motion and Mobility Improvement
Because laser therapy speeds tissue healing and reduces inflammation, it helps restore normal functioning of damaged and dysfunctional tissues, thereby improving limited range of motion and overall mobility.

What to Expect With Class IV LiteCure Laser Therapy

At Fox Integrated Healthcare, the first step in your treatment journey is your consultation, during which you’ll discuss your health concerns and needs with one of our chiropractors: Dr. Derek Fox and Dr. Audrey Kenyon-Fox. If you are a candidate for deep tissue laser therapy, we’ll then proceed with a diagnostic evaluation to pinpoint the source of your dysfunction and determine the appropriate form of treatment. Next, we’ll discuss our findings with you in depth and formulate your individualized care plan.

Before beginning your laser therapy treatment, you’ll be required to wear eye protection. High-wavelength light beams can damage unprotected retinas through either direct or indirect eye contact, and safety is always our first priority. During the treatment, you’ll feel a gentle, soothing warmth as we apply the laser to your bare skin throughout each treatment area. The length of each treatment will depend on your specific condition and your body’s response to the therapy.

Over the course of each treatment, precise wavelengths of light function to increase your body’s production of healing growth factors and improve blood circulation to damaged and dysfunctional tissues. Unlike Class I, II and IIIb laser therapy devices, Class IV LiteCure lasers provide a deeper depth of tissue penetration, which not only shortens treatment delivery time but also produces significantly more profound results. Depending on your body’s response, you may experience noticeable relief and mobility improvements immediately after treatment.

Laser Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely! Deep tissue laser therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2003. The therapy is widely recognized as safe and is endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, the World Health Organization and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Currently, there are thousands of peer-reviewed studies examining the efficacy of deep tissue lasers. Hundreds of those studies clearly demonstrate the outstanding healing benefits of this cutting-edge therapy.

Because Class IV LiteCure laser therapy is non-invasive, it comes with very few side effects. You may experience a slight reddening of the skin within the treatment area, not unlike what you might experience after applying a heating pad to your skin. In some patients, laser therapy can trigger mild fatigue, so we recommend taking time to rest and hydrate after each treatment.

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