Have you been wondering if deep tissue laser therapy would be beneficial for you? Have you simply been curious about how this therapy works? Here are frequently asked questions about deep tissue laser therapy along with their answers.
How does the laser work? Laser therapy is a chemical process. The laser helps to increase the cells ability to take in oxygen and nutrients and pass out wastes and toxins. Further, this specialized laser increases permeability of the cell which allows for a sharp decrease in swelling, inflammation, and pain. Once inflammation in reduced, pain is reduced as a result.
What kind of laser is used? We use a class 4 Deep Tissue Laser which is a deep penetrating power laser and is fast acting. We are the only Wisconsin clinic offering you the most powerful advanced Grade IV laser on the market.
How long do treatments take? Each treatment is unique to your needs. An average treatment can be anywhere from 6-9 minuets.
How much does this therapy cost? Each patient is different and requires different protocols, Dr. Longo will discuss price with you during your consultation. This consultation is free!
Does this therapy hurt? No, this is a painless therapy. People describe it as feeling like a soothing warmth and find it very relaxing.
How many treatments do I need? Each patient is unique in there situation and their healing. The average number of treatments ranges from 6-12. You can feel results within the first couple of visits however this relief won’t likely be long lasting. By the 5th or 6th visit, longer lasting results will occur. It helps to think of this as a prescription meaning that in order to see the results you are looking for, you need to complete the amount of treatments the doctor recommends. This will be explained further during your free consultation.
Does my insurance cover this treatment? Generally, insurance doesn’t cover this, however we are more than willing to take your information and look into it for you.
How long does it take to see results? Some feel improvement in their condition after their first treatment but you can expect longer lasting improvements to be felt after 4-8 treatments depending on the severity of your ailment.
Are the results long lasting? Deep tissue laser therapy promotes healing which means when you feel better, it is because you are better. The laser’s purpose is to try and heal your condition, not to cover up the pain or mask your symptoms. Therefore, the results have been found to be quite long lasting.
Can this therapy be used in conjunction with other therapies? Yes! laser therapy is actually more effective when combined with other therapies including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage etc.
What kinds of conditions can deep tissue laser therapy benefit? We treat many people with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions some of the most frequent being: neck pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, elbow and joint pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and neuropathy.
Call us at (414) 421-2225 to schedule your free consultation to learn how you can treat your condition in a noninvasive, drug-free, pain-free way.