Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Numerous studies show that laser therapy can help with:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Work or Auto Related Injuries
- What advantages does Laser Therapy have over others forms of therapy?
It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy.
- Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment - occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling.
- Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
- How long does each treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is five minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
- How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
- How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 to 15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
- How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
- Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including: physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.