Laser therapy for the treatment of pain and inflammation is something relatively new to most patients, so it’s natural they would have many questions. One of the important things to remember about it is that it’s a completely non-invasive form of treatment and that it doesn’t require any kind of recovery period.
A laser therapy session typically lasts just a few minutes, and most patients start feeling better after just one session. Treating chronic or severe pain, however, will likely take several sessions, but even after your first session, you should begin noticing the benefits.
Frequently asked questions
One of the most asked questions about laser treatment is – how does it work? As you might expect, there’s a highly scientific reason for its success. Laser therapy emits light waves at specific wavelengths at a problem area of your body. Those light waves penetrate the skin and delve deep into tissue that has become painful and or inflamed. The stimulation from the light waves causes a serious influx of new oxygen and blood, which immediately accelerates the healing process, and rushes nutrients to tissue that has been damaged.
Another question often asked is – is the process painful? The answer to that is a definite no. While some types of lasers are capable of burning through metal, the type of laser used in pain treatment only penetrates your skin to reach damaged tissue. Most patients report feeling little or nothing when being treated, although some have said they felt a slight tingling sensation.
Feedback from patients
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers is the leader in laser therapy, with treatment centers across the country. According to a recent survey from Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) – the leading authority on customer loyalty – patients LOVE laser therapy at OrthoLazer. In fact, 89% of them would return if they needed treatment on another body part.
When asked if they felt comfortable during their treatment sessions, a whopping 96% said they felt very comfortable throughout the process and experienced no negative side effects.
On the fence?
Orthopedic surgeons who want to do their communities and themselves a favor may well want to consider opening their own OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Center. Our business-in-a-box franchise system makes it very easy for you to open your own center and provide this highly effective, non-addictive pain relief service to your patients and your community.
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 – our 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.