Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about our Laser-Neuropathy program. You are encouraged to look them over to familiarize yourself with how it works prior to calling to schedule appointments.
What is Laser? Laser-Neuropathy treatment is completely non-invasive. Light therapy has been used for a long time to help calm down inflammation and speed healing. Oval shaped devices with infrared lights are placed around and on the lower legs and feet while you relax on a massage table in a dimly lit room during the treatment.
Am I a good candidate? Most cases of neuropathy are able to respond to our program. This would include neuropathy from cancer treatment and diabetic neuropathy. Case of idiopathic (idiopathic means that no real cause has been identified) neuropathy and pain in the legs caused by arthritis in the lumbar spine (neurogenic claudication is the term) may not respond as well. If you’re not exactly sure what type of neuropathy you have, we recommend a full evaluation with one of our chiropractic physicians prior to starting a package (additional costs).
Do I have to come in for a consultation? No consultation is necessary. Almost anyone can be treated, with the exception of those who are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, and anyone with an open wound in the treatment area. Your laser technician will go over treatment and answer any questions at your first appointment.
Does it work? Yes. On average, our Laser clients are seeing a benefit following 6-8 treatments, although results, as expected, will vary.
How many treatments will I need? Everyone is different and their bodies respond at different rates. Generally, our clients begin to feel results after 3-4 treatments. Our 2 treatment package is merely an introduction to how the system works. 4-6 treatments may give clients the desired results, but additional treatments can be purchased for further benefits. Expect to come in for two treatments per week for best results.
How long does each treatment take? We suggest allowing 1 hour for a first visit, and 40 minutes for consecutive visits. Actual treatment time is 20 minutes on the Lipo-Light machine and another 10 minutes on the Whole Body Vibration unit.
What is whole body vibration? 10 minutes of WBV is a treatment to help stimulate the lymphatic system and increasing blood flow into your legs to essentially “wake up” the nerves.
Do I need to do anything special before or after the treatment? Nothing is necessary to prepare for the treatment. You should come to your appointment on time and in clothing that will allow easy access to the treatment area. Upon completion of treatment, you can resume normal activity. No special diet is required, but any improvements to your diet will likely improve your results.
What are your hours? We schedule Laser Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. We take lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.