Laser Therapy for Pain

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Dr Mercola: interview link  download


Press Release: Dr McGinnis 
    
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By Sara Pentz, Writer / Journalist 


The Laser Therapy Center can help your body heal days, weeks, and even years of pain.  Your injury may take more than one treatment, but the results are amazing. Try laser therapy for pain, its fast and effective! K-laser the lite cure. Laser Therapy Center helping reduce unwanted pains. Utilizing the only therapeutic Class IV Klaser in the Sacramento area. Available at McGinnis Chiropractic Wellness Center

Pleased to announce that J Rod McGinnis DC has been selected for the 2011 Best of Sacramento Award in the Chiropractors category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). 

                        




Articles in Health and Fitness Magazine:

    
Why Class IV Laser

    Methods of Healing

    So you have a Shoulder Problem

    What happen to Alice

    Star Trek  Technology




Web Links to other press releases



NAALT 2013: Spotlight on Laser Therapy

 see article in Dynamic Chiropractic



Johnny Damon Calls out his teammates Klaser Class IV



Article's About the KLaser: human and animal

Veterinary Practice News  
Lasers Offers a Therapeutic Plan for Pain

 



California
Our K-laser has been endorsed by: ICAC
International Chiropractic Association of California, Professional Sports Teams and is used internationally
as well as FDA Cleared......

               NY Yankees      US Women's Soccer Team

                         

              US Olympic Womens Soccer Team
                                          
                        Hope                      Abby Wambach   
                      



Scientific Abstracts: click


California Board of Chiropractic Examiners approves Our Class IV K-laser Therapy



Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners approves Our Class IV K-laser Therapy

Laser/Light Therapy Approved 
 
A variety of low-level laser and light therapy (LLLT a.k.a phototherapy) is available to Oregon chiropractic physicians as a standard treatment for NMS conditions. Western States and other chiropractic colleges have current core curriculum on this subject. In addition, WSCC is continuing work on future curriculum to cover advances and new applications in technology of this field. LLLT has been used to speed wound healing, stimulate tissue repair, reduce swelling and edema, and reduce acute and chronic pain. LLLT has been popular in Europe and Asia. More recently, in 2002, the United States FDA granted 510 (k) clearances allowing for healing and pain relief with various soft tissue disorders including carpal tunnel, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis and more.

Following recommendations from the OBCE ETSDP committee (a.k.a. Examinations, Tests, Substances, Devices, And Procedures), the OBCE approved and reaffirmed as standard use of Class I-IIIa lasers/phototherapy for use by chiropractors (as well as certified chiropractic assistants!) as a physiotherapy modality.

The OBCE also approved use of Class IIIb & IV “hot” lasers for use by chiropractic physicians to treat NMS conditions. (Class IIIb & IV laser therapy for cosmetic purposes is still under discussion.)

Chiropractors must be properly trained for use of all LLLT, especially Class IIIb & IV. Training is usually available from the vendors of these devices. Class IIIb for NMS conditions does not require detailed special training other than provided by vendors, however use of Class IV devices requires strict adherence to safety protocols. Minor surgery training, of course, should be more extensive.

Phototherapy involves the application of specific wavelengths of light energy capable of penetrating into tissue and being absorbed by cells. Light energy can be produced by low level laser and/or super luminous diodes (SLDs). Sufficient energy must be delivered to target tissue to trigger a response. Light is absorbed by irradiated tissue where the light energy is transformed into biochemical energy, which is then available for photochemical cell activities.
 
The FDA has classified lasers into six categories based on their potential damage to the eye. They are:

Class 1: Safe to human eye or contained within device, no labeling required. Class 2: Low power lasers with output less than 1 mW. Labeled, “CAUTION – Laser Radiation: Do not stare into beam” 

Class 2a: Eye damage can occur if laser enters eye more than 1,000 seconds. Labeled: “CAUTION- Laser Radiation: Do not stare into beam” 
 
Class 3a: Power output up to 5 mW. Direct eye contact for short periods is not hazardous, but viewing laser through magnifying optics such as eyeglasses can present a hazard. Labeled: “CAUTION- Laser Radiation: Do not stare into beam or view directly with optical instruments.”

Class 3b: Involves certain risk. Laser output 5mW to 500 mW. Labeled “DANGER – Visible and/or invisible laser radiation – avoid direct exposure to beam.”

Class 4: High power lasers with output greater than 500 mW. Involves definite risk. Labeled “DANGER – Visible and/or invisible laser radiation – avoid eye or skin exposure to direct or scattered beam.”

According to Western States instructor Joel Agresta PT, DC, a patient treated with Class IV must wear goggles. “Class IV lasers have great benefits if handled properly and can deliver more energy in less time, but proper training and understanding of the contraindications is imperative. As far as I understand, the manufacturers (i.e., K-Lasers and Avicenna) issue specific protocols that keep these lasers safe for NMS conditions. These protocols have some degree of safety built into them. By their nature they do require a higher level of safety precaution, but when following the programmed protocols it appears that they are safe.”

He also said by law, Class III and above must be stored in a locked cabinet. Dr. Agresta says that “photobiostimulation” stimulates or speeds up the inflammatory process and resultant healing when lower doses are used. However, he says that at higher doses starting around 100 to 200 Joules/cm2 (Joules/cm2 = power/beam area x time) inhibitory or negative effects may occur. The ETSDP Committee and the OBCE reviewed a wealth of published clinical literature which documents many therapeutic applications of LLLT.
(Many thanks to Dr. Agresta for his expert advice on this subject.)


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