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 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more
chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (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 the condition
is not improving. 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 treatment, including Active Release Technique (ART), physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one
feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be
sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of
the area being treated.
Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the
clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one
hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the
effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.