Laser Therapy Patient Education Video

 

 

Do you suffer from any of these painful conditions?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain

Throughout the World, laser therapy is used to treat acute/chronic pain, arthritis and stiffness all by working Naturally.

  • Drug Free
  • Non Invasive
  • Side Effect Free
  • Controls Inflammation
  • Accelerates pain relief
  • Safe and effective
  • Pain Free Treatment

How does it work?

Laser therapy is proven to stimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates the healing process and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. Laser therapy also interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy, which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects. When used in conjunction to Dr. Wilcox’s other treatment methods, laser therapy can help manage pain, reduce inflammation and help speed recovery. Laser therapy is non-invasive and has little or no sensation during treatment. Results are normally felt after 3-4 sessions, however some have noticed results more quickly. Each treatment takes between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatments may be done daily for significant pain while chronic pain does well with weekly treatments.

Does it hurt? What does it feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment.  Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported.  If a patient is allergic to the light then they may get a rash or blister for a few days.  Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical duration is 5-15 minutes depending on size of the area being treated and what is being treated.

How often should the patient be treated?

The patient may be treated daily, particularly if they have significant pain.  More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2-3 times per week tapering off to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of what is being treated.  For some acute situations, 1-6  treatments may suffice.  Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-15(or more) treatments.  Severe arthtritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt?

You may feel improvement (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 3-4 sessions.

Can in be used along 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 and electrotherapy.  It is also used after surgery.  Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

 

To learn more about laser therapy call our office at 826-9911.