When it comes to pain management, laser treatments are very safe and provide dramatic results. They are an effective alternative to surgical procedures, and do not require the use of drugs and has virtually no side effects!
Q. How does laser therapy work?
A. Cells that are damaged and poorly oxygenated as a result of inflammation, swelling, or trauma have been shown to have a significantly higher response to laser therapy than normal healthy cells. At a cellular level there are photoreceptors that, when stimulated by deep penetrating photons, activate a biochemical cascade of events resulting in increased DNA/RNA synthesis and cellular proliferation. The product of these reactions is rapid regeneration, normalization and healing of damaged cellular tissue. Photonic stimulation is the trigger for these metabolic changes.
Q. How long has laser therapy been utilized in pain management?
A. Laser therapy has been used in Europe for over 30 years.
Q. What kind of pain can be treated?
A. They have been known to promote healing and tissue repair, increase joint flexibility and range of motion, reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, and reduce pain in post-herpectic neuralgia patients to name a few. Many other pain management laser treatments have been developed as well to treat injuries such as muscle tears, sprains, and spinal injuries.
Q. Will it hurt?
A. When going through a laser therapy session, the patient will experience a gentle warming effect, and at many times a profound feeling of relaxation. Lasers designed for this sort of treatment are virtually painless and have no side effects.
Q. Who should provide these services?
A. You want to make sure you go to a center that specializes in laser technology and has multiple devices to choose from. You also want to look for a location that has a team of professionals that are licensed, certified and properly trained to provide you with the optimum in laser pain management.
Q. How many visits will I need?
A. The number of treatments needed to alleviate the pain will depend on the type of pain the patient may have. Each treatment will last from 15-45 minutes. Patients are generally evaluated when they first visit a laser specialist to determine the best type of laser and the amount of times they would need to visit to alleviate the pain they are
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Usually the costs are less than your insurance deductibles and
Q. Will insurance cover it?
A. No, although it's usually much less than your pain medicine deductibles, and frees you up from the concerns of insurance requirements.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes. These specialized lasers are cleared by the FDA and adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide patients with the safest non-invasive treatment option on the market.
Q. Why Choose Laser Therapy?
A. Laser therapy provides patients with a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery. Why manage pain when it can be eliminated?