Frequently asked questions about Laser Treatment
Is laser therapy a new treatment for pain management?
While laser therapy dates back to 1960’s, the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) did not approve lasers until 2002. However, Europeans have been using therapy lasers much longer than in the US.
Are there side effects to Lasera?
Very few side effects have ever been reported from laser therapy. Patients are able to resume normal activity following any treatment.
What are the safety risks of Lasera?
When applied by a certified, properly trained professional, Lasera treatments are extremely safe. At Pain Management Centers, we take all precautions to ensure that patient is never at risk, staying away from the eyes, thyroid, and other sensitive areas. This treatment is safe to give over broken skin, acute injuries, and metal implants. Laser therapy in non-invasive and drug-free.
Will my insurance cover these treatments?
No. Like many recently FDA-approved treatments, most insurance payers, including Medicare, insurance will not cover Lasera treatments. Should that change in the future, we will let our patients know.
How often should I be treated?
Acute conditions may need to be treated daily while chronic conditions respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week. Of course, every person responds to Lasera treatments differently, so you will need to listen to the advice of Pain Management Center doctors.
How long will each treatment last?
Typically, treatments last 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area that is being treated.
Will I need laser treatment for indefinitely?
No. The goal of Lasera is to correct abnormalities and allow the body to heal. While you will need numerous treatments, you should feel better and have less pain upon completion.
Can I use Lasera in along with other forms of pain management?
Yes. Lasera is often used in conjunction with of forms of treatment, including physical therapy, massage, chiropractic adjustments, electrotherapy, and even following surgery.