Laser therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic pain has only been around for a few years now, so many of your prospective patients may not be familiar with the process. In fact, you may not be very familiar with laser therapy.
That being the case, we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard in order to help you familiarize yourself – and your patients – with this amazing non-invasive and non-opioid, pain-relieving therapy.
Q: Does it really work?
A: Yes, it does. It has the approval of the FDA, which means it has clearly demonstrated an ability to relieve pain in patients who are troubled by either acute or chronic pains in various areas around the body.
Q: How effective is it?
A: More than 2,500 studies have been conducted on the impact of laser therapy, and the overwhelming conclusion is that some very positive results can be achieved using laser therapy.
Q: Do patients like laser therapy?
A: Since there is virtually no discomfort involved in the process, and it brings about significant relief from troublesome pains, the vast majority of patients do appreciate laser therapy.
Q: Where can patients be sent for laser therapy?
A: Rather than sending patients to some specialist, you should consider opening your own center for laser therapy treatment. OrthoLazer makes this an easy process by providing a business-in-a-box service that sets everything up for you, even staffing the entire operation.
Q: Is laser therapy safe?
A: Not only is laser therapy safe, but it’s also non-invasive, medication-free, and virtually painless for patients. It has now been used in countries around the world for almost 20 years with no negative side effects. It has gained the approval and endorsement of a great many physicians worldwide.
Q: Is the process painful?
A: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) does not hurt at all, and when patients do feel anything, it has been described as a minor sensation like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Many patients have described laser therapy as a relaxing procedure that they actually enjoyed.
Q: How long does treatment take?
A: This will depend on the area which is being treated. For instance, if your hip or lower back is being treated, that generally requires about 10-12 minutes of exposure, whereas most other areas of the body can be treated in 6-8 minutes.
Q: Who would not be a good candidate for laser therapy?
A: Pregnant women are generally considered poor candidates for laser therapy, especially during the first trimester of the pregnancy. Also, patients with cancer cannot be treated with laser therapy, since this could accelerate or worsen the condition.
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OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – OrthoLazer Centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at ortholazer.com.