Dr. Edward Boudreau Answers Questions About
Salama Chiropractic Center’s New Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

What does laser therapy have over other forms of therapy?
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. Pain relief is often immediate.
Does it hurt? What does the treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during a treatment. Occasionally, one feels mild, soothing warmth. There is no pain associated during laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing. On occasion, the pain can increase or temporarily worsen 12-24 hours after a treatment session due to the healing process. This type of pain is likely to arise when the health problem is chronic in nature.
How long does the treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10-minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Acute conditions may be treated daily, especially if they are accompanied by significant pain. Chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2 to 4 sessions. Treatments take just a few minutes, however, the therapeutic effect continues to sooth and heal long after you leave our office. So far, we have had excellent results with all of our patients.
Are the results long-lasting?
Therapeutic Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy, it’s because you are better.
I know several people that have tried cold laser treatment. Is your laser a cold laser treatment?
No, our laser is a Class IV Deep Tissue Laser with much deeper penetrating power. No cold laser on the market today can come close to the fast-acting therapeutic effects of our Class IV device. Chronic pain relief and hard-to-fix cases are our specialty. We have many patients who have tried cold laser therapy with no success and with just ONE Class IV Deep Tissue Laser treatment they start feeling better. All lasers are not the same. Make sure you do your research prior to choosing your laser treatment.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes, our laser therapy can be even more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including Chiropractic Care, A.R.T., massage therapy, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
Can laser therapy be used over medical implants or over metal?
Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no side effects. It is extremely effective for post- operative wound healing. Many hip and knee replacement patients see us for care.
Is it covered by medical insurance?
Laser Therapy is not currently covered by most major insurance companies. However, the low cost of the treatment is usually less than the usual and customary copays and deductibles charged by most insurance companies.
Do professional and college sports teams use Class IV Laser Treatment to treat their athletes?
Yes! Over 50 professional MLB teams, NFL teams, NHL teams, NBA teams and university teams all utilize the same laser treatment offered in our office.
How do I know if laser therapy is right for me?
We will evaluate your condition and perform a complete laser therapy examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Call us at (336) 644-6464to schedule an appointment.

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Salama Chiropractic Oak Ridge
1692 Nc Highway 68 N Ste. E
Oak Ridge, North Carolina 27310
Phone: 336-644-6446
Fax: 336-644-6442