What is the Laser Touch One?
The Laser Touch One is a hand-held, portable pain relief device combining two proven therapies – low level (cold) laser and electrical stimulation. It is similar to Ultrasound that physical therapist uses.
How does the Laser Touch One work?
Low level laser light penetrates the body’s tissue(s) where it is absorbed by cells and there-forth stimulates natural repair and healing processes to occur at the cellular level. Electrical stimulation arouses nerves in affected areas to block pain receptors’ firing and to produce endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers. Muscle relaxes, circulation improves, and oxygen flow increases – all of which promotes natural repair and healing.
What types of conditions can the Laser Touch One help improve?
The Laser Touch One (buy here) provides symptomatic relief from chronic pain, such as from post-surgical or post-traumatic acute pain, as well as provides temporary relief from minor chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin. LTO can be used on many areas of the body to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and restore functions. LTO can help improve conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain, muscle tension, general headaches, sprains and strains from soft tissue swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and neuropathy.
Is the Laser Touch One safe to use?
The Laser Touch One is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. LTO is a non-invasive and safe pain-reducing method if used properly.
What are the cold laser and electrical stimulation like? Do they hurt?
The Laser Touch One is very non-invasive. Most patients might feel minimal tingling sensations if at all in the areas of treatment during the sessions.
How often can one be treated? How long should each treatment last? Are longer treatments more effective?
Optimal results are achieved from treating each area no more than two minutes each time up to five times a day at each painful area as needed. Longer treatments are not necessarily more effective.
How many Laser Touch One treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required. Do not expect one or two sessions of LTO to reduce the pain completely
Should one continue to take pain medications or continue other treatments?
In general, one can taper off medications and other treatments as the pain lessen. However, be sure to consult the doctor to discuss one’s specific pain condition.
Can the Laser Touch One be used before or after physical activities?
Yes, LTO can loosen muscles and aid healing before and after physical activities.
Is the Laser Touch One a cure or a miracle treatment?
It is NOT a miracle treatment nor does it cure your underlying disease. However, it is nice alternative modality for soft tissue pain management. Do not expect one or two sessions of LTO reduce the pain completely, it is cumulative effect. Again, it is NOT a miracle treatment.
Is the Laser Touch One covered by health insurance?
Most insurance plans currently cover LTO costs, while some plans do not or only cover a portion of the costs. But for more details, please contact your insurance about coverage.