Dr. Khoury uses the MR4 Super Pulsed Laser produced by Multi Radiance Medical to relieve muscle and joint pain, together with traditional chiropractic treatments. This device is safe, non-invasive, and entirely free of side effects. It works with the body's natural healing mechanisms, stimulating damaged tissues to promote rapid healing.
Does it hurt? What does treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. If a patient is allergic to light (a very rare genetic condition), then they may get a rash or blister for a few days. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment duration is 5-15 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and what is being treated.
How often should I be treated?
The patient may be treated daily, particularly if they have significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2-3 times per week, tapering off to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the nature of what is being treated. For some acute situations, 1-6 treatments may suffice. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-15 (or more) treatments. Severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3-4 sessions.
Can it be used along with other forms of treatment?
Yes. Laser therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, and electrotherapy. It is also used after surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.