The Apollo Level IV Laser Therapy treatment is very helpful in treating many different musculoskeletal problems, especially when used alongside other forms of treatment. By balancing safety and efficiency, this device provides an optimal energy level that will deliver precise therapeutic effects and shorten healing times.
Some musculoskeletal conditions that have been proven to benefit from laser light therapy include: Arthritis, Back and Neck Pain, Bursitis, Jaw Pain / TMJ, Lymphedema, Tendinitis, and others.
So…what is it, and how does Laser Therapy work?
The Apollo IV laser is a powerful cold laser, meaning that it is safe and does not generate any perceivable heat. Because of the level of energy it uses, the patient will not experience any burning, warmth, or discomfort during treatment. Most feel nothing at all, while a few patients experience a slight ‘tingling’ sensation at the time.
Using low-level wavelengths, the device targets pain areas in the deep tissue muscles, joints, and skeletal system. Aluminum probes are used to stimulate healing within targeted areas. This is particularly helpful in trigger point therapy and activating the body’s healing process.
When laser light is absorbed by tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells that facilitate healing. When this happens, the body releases chemical signals through the bloodstream and lymphatic system that activate the cellular regeneration process. In a way, laser therapy is like photosynthesis to a plant…where the light stimulates our cells and helps our bodies heal.
Is cold laser therapy painful?
Not at all! The Apollo IV laser is a powerful cold laser, meaning that it is safe and does not generate any perceivable heat. Because of the level of energy it uses, the patient will not experience any burning, warmth, or discomfort during treatment. Most feel nothing at all, while a few patients feel a slight ‘tingling’ sensation at the time.
How many treatments will I need?
Ideally, a patient will receive laser treatment several times a week. Depending on the nature and severity of the condition, the number of treatments will range from 2-20 sessions. Many patients experience an immediate reduction in pain symptoms, while others feel relief more gradually. That being said, each patient is unique, so the number of treatments and overall treatment plan will vary accordingly.
Bottom line – if you have musculoskeletal pain, cold laser therapy can be very effective at speeding up the recovery process. Even though self-treatment is an option, I highly encourage patients to receive care from an experienced, trained professional with medical-standard equipment. In-home devices, often touted as catch-all solutions, are very costly and usually do not produce sufficient energy levels to have any effect.
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