What To Expect

For most people laser therapy is quite passive. There are no pulsating  shocks felt, as in forms of electronic stimulation, nor heat used as with  ultrasound. The most noticeable sensation is the touch of the probe head  of the laser, as it contacts the skin.  

Some patients (3-5%) have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve  or a long a nerve pathway. Some have noted that they are able to sense a  slight feelign of warmth. But for the most part, the treatment, which may  last from 2-20 minutes, is not noticed at all.  

Following (and sometimes during) a laser therapy treatment,  approximately 75-80% of patients being treated can notice an immediate  improvement in their condition.  This improvement does depend on what  type of problem is being treated.  

Generally the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to  respond. The majority of conditions treated will take 4-5 or 10-18  treatments. Once again, the number of treatments depends on the  severity of the condition and its duration.