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Q: What is Laser or Light Therapy?
A: Laser Therapy or "photobiomodulation", is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which uses accurately measured photons of light on the treatment area. By using specific coherent, monochromatic wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) it can improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation and decrease swelling.
Q: Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
A: Depending on the area treated and the amount of laser needed, a mild, soothing warmth or tingling feeling may be felt. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Q: How Do Low-Level Lasers Boost Immune Response?
A: Lasers supply energy to the body in the form of photons of light. When light waves penetrate deeply into the skin and surrounding tissues, they optimize the immune responses of the blood. The effects are both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive.
Scientifically, it is a fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effective throughout the entire body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to other cell.
Q: Are there any side effects or associated risks?
A: Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few hours or days after treatment. This is due to the body’s natural healing response being more active after treatment. However, during more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported.
Q: How long does a laser treatment take?
A: The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the type of injury or condition.
Q: Are there any safety risks associated with Class IV Laser Therapy?
A: The Class IV Diolase10 is extremely safe. However, it is not used over the eyes due to the sensitivity of the retina; therefore, all patients wear protective safety glasses during the treatment.
Q: How often should a patient be treated?
A: Acute conditions may be treated daily to several times a week, especially if they are accompanied by significant pain or swelling. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering sessions with improvement.
Q: How many treatments does it take?
A: This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1 to 8 treatments may be sufficient. Chronic problems may require 10 to 15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
Q: How long before results are felt?
A: You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Again, depending on the nature of the condition you may not feel a significant change 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 to 5 sessions.
Q: Can The Laser Therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
A: Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including chiropractic, soft tissue mobilization (such as ART and Graston), massage and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatments.
Q: What is its history?
A: The effects of red light on cellular function have been known since 1880 however the clinical benefits were only discovered by accident during laser safety tests in 1967. The first low-power lasers suitable for treating pain became available commercially in the late 1970's and ever since then, laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors. Now, after FDA approval in 2001, laser therapy is quickly gaining popularity in the USA.
Q: Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
A: 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.
Q. What health problems have shown benefits from Laser Therapy?
A. Soft Tissue Injuries like:
Degenerative Joint Conditions such as:
Neurogenic Pain like:
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds: