FAQs on TerraQuant Lasers

Does it hurt? What does the laser treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during cold laser treatment with our Terraquant LS50 laser and completely painless. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than 20 years of TerraQuant laser use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. In the extremely rare case that a patient is allergic to light, then they may get a rash or blister, which goes away within a few days. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated, indicating the body’s need for a “healing crisis” as the healing response is more active after treatment. This type of reaction, while uncomfortable, tends to support the healing process overall, as more energy and blood circulation work their way through the body. Any such discomfort tends to clear in a couple hours or days, depending on the individual. Other than that, the vast majority of users experience a myriad of positive benefits free from the use of drugs and surgery. Cold Laser therapy is extremely safe with very few contraindications.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical laser therapy treatment duration is 15 minutes and is often combined with other physiotherapy interventions such as exercises and stretches, taping, mobs/manips, heat/cold or massage depending on the size of the area being treated and the condition being treated.

How often should the patient be treated?

While benefits and pain relief are often noticed after the first 1-3 treatments, depending on what’s being treated, ongoing treatments tend to produce better and longer lasting results. Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2-3 times per week tapering off to once per week or once every other week, with improvement.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends upon the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may suffice. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt?

You may feel improvement in your condition (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, manual joint therapy including mobilizations and manipulations/adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization and electrotherapy. It is also used after surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with cold laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Is cold laser therapy well documented?

YES, it is supported by over 4,000 clinical studies around the world in over 30 countries, with a proven track record of nearly 40 years.

Who uses the TerraQuant Cold laser therapy systems?

The TerraQaunt laser systems are used in 3,000+ hospitals, in 10,000+ private practices, in 30 countries. They are also used by professional and Olympic athletes.

What are the contraindications for laser therapy?
Laser therapy is incredibly safe for the great majority of people, however certain groups of people should not undergo laser therapy, these groups include:

• Pregnancy
Laser is contra-indicated for use over the pregnant uterus. It may be used on the pregnant woman as an adjunct to the other modalities being used for the treatment of back pain or other complaints.

• Carcinoma
Do not use laser over any known primary or secondary lesions. Laser treatment may be given for pain relief during the terminal stages of the illness – we recommend this be done only with the full consent of both patient and physician involved.

• Thyroid
Laser should not be used over the thyroid gland.

• Haemorrhage
It is conceivable that laser-mediated vasodilation may worsen the haemorrhage.

• Immune Suppressant Drugs
Laser Therapy is contra-indicated for patients on these drugs.  Treatment Over Sympathetic Ganglia, The Vagus Nerves & Cardiac Region In Patients With Heart Disease.   Laser therapy may significantly alter neural function, and is therefore contra-indicated over these regions in patients with heart disease.

Laser therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free and side effect free treatment, that speeds healing and accelerates pain relief.

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