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Back Pain Meets Its Arch-Enemy: 
Class IV Laser Therapy


Thrive Health Systems recently invested in a FDA-approved Class IV Laser for pain relief. Initially, cold laser therapy was FDA-approved after a successful study on Ford Motor Co. employees treating carpal tunnel. Since then, laser therapy has been found to be effective on back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, knees, ankles and more. 

We offer both Class 3b Laser therapy as well as Class IV Laser therapy. The difference is the head width, depth of penetration and power delivered to the tissue. 

The head width on the Class IV Laser (Class 4 Laser) about the size of a silver dollar, which is very wide for medical lasers. Plus, the power emitted by the Class IV laser is 2000% greater than the Class 3b laser, which impacts the depth and width of penetration. 

Light therapy decreases inflammation of the tissues and decreases the time it takes for the tissues to heal. 

Class IV Laser therapy is used as treatment by itself for specific injuries as well as in conjunction with other therapies such as spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic care.

If you are suffering from neck pain, back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel, a herniated disc, or foot pain, call 719.475.8676 today for a free consultation to see if laser therapy may be the missing link in your journey to healing.