It’s a common question that I get from new patients during their free initial consultation at the Laser Pain Solution. After all, we all want to ensure that our time and money is well spent right? Well, as the saying goes there’s nothing guaranteed in life except death and taxes! However, we can proudly say that on average 80% of the time, patients do experience improvement for their various injuries and problems.
Your likelihood for a successful outcome will depend on certain factors that for the most part, can largely be controlled by YOU!
- Sticking with the treatment frequency – it’s amazing how people try to implement their own treatment frequency plan rather than what we tell them. If we say two times per week is necessary for optimal healing and recovery but the patient decides he only wants to come once a week or even worse, whenever his schedule allows him, what do you think will happen? This is like being told that you need to take your blood pressure medications 3x/day by your family doc, but you elect to only take it whenever you remember to.
- Sticking with the home recommendations - when we work with you, it’s based on a team approach. This means we do what is necessary while you are here at the clinic but you also have to do your part. You are an ACTIVE participant in this healing process. So when we provide rehab exercises for you to do at home, you actually need to do them! Or if we say you need to stop playing hockey, or working out, or lifting heavy things, you really do need to STOP doing those things that can aggravate the problem.
- Your innate healing potential – we see this phenomenon in our family members, friends and co-workers. Some people who rarely get sick or injured and who recover quickly from their ailments. Unfortunately, this is something that we have limited control over. It’s determined largely by your genetics. That said, sometimes your healing potential is adversely affected by lifestyle factors. Maybe you are a smoker, a Type-A high stress personality, overweight, nutritionally challenged (ie. bad diet), a poor sleeper, etc. You can drastically improve your chance for healing if you address these personal issues.
- The chronicity of the problem – fresh injuries respond quickly to laser therapy while injuries or problems that you’ve had in excess of 6 months will take longer. Sometimes much longer depending on how long you’ve been dealing with it. On average, most problems are fixed in about 12 treatments. We have treated some tougher chronic problems with 20+ sessions. So the bottom line is if you do not stay the course, then laser therapy will not ‘work’ for you.
While we can’t offer a 100% guarantee or a money back, risk-free offer with laser therapy (sorry, we aren’t an infomercial or Internet marketing business!), an 80% success rate is nothing to scoff at. We will provide all the therapy and education necessary to assist you on the road to healing. Your role is to accept it.