Does the treatment damage the nerve or surrounding tissue?
CuraLase therapy does absolutely no damage to the nerve or surrounding tissue. Actually, in most cases, the therapy increases blood flow to the area, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation.
Are there adverse side effects?
In over 60,000 treatments, there have been no known adverse side effects.
Can the patient be treated while taking other medications?
Yes, we recommend that the patient continue with current medications and the current dosage while receiving treatments. The exception to this is steroids. Steroids reduce the effectiveness of the treatment; therefore, a patient taking steroids should schedule treatments to begin no earlier than 30 days after discontinuing the medication.
The patient should reduce medication only after consulting with the patient’s regular physician. This allows the patient and the staff to more accurately assess the patient’s progress.
How long does the relief last?
Our records show that patients who complete the protocol have long-lasting relief and usually resume normal activity. In fact, patients treated in the earliest days of CuraLase (2006) are still pain free.
What if the treatment does not work?
Nothing in medicine is 100% successful, and there are no guarantees. However, we recommend that you book a consultation with the physician to discuss your condition.
What is a typical patient experience at CuraLase?
Your initial visit to CuraLase includes a consultation with the physician. The physician reviews your medical history and any related reports that you may have, makes a diagnosis, and prescribes a treatment plan for your particular condition.
The patient coordinator consults with you and schedules appointments for your entire treatment plan. A certified therapist administers the treatments and documents your progress. The physician and the treatment therapist monitor your progress and reevaluate your condition as needed. Upon completion of your treatment plan, you will meet with the physician to evaluate your outcome and any additional needs.
How much does the treatment cost? Does insurance cover it?
Treatments for most conditions cost from $1000 to $3000 for the entire treatment plan. Financing is available for as little as $100 a month. Most insurance companies have not yet approved coverage. Health savings accounts usually cover the costs.
A patient’s exact cost can be determined only with a visit and examination by the physician. The consultation provides a proper diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. Cost is determined by the treatment plan.
Why is payment for the total treatment protocol required prior to the first treatment?
Most patients experience pain relief before the tissue heals. If the patient does not complete the prescribed treatment plan, the pain may return because the tissue has not completely healed. The patient does not understand why the pain has returned and is unhappy with the outcome. Nearly 100% of patients who prepay for the treatments complete the entire treatment plan and experience lasting results.
What are the available accommodations for out-of-town patients?
Most clinics have arrangements with nearby hotels and/or extended stay facilities with a range of amenities and rates. Information is available upon request.
Where can the patient find additional information about CuraLase therapy or make an appointment?
For additional information or to schedule a free consultation with a CuraLase physician, please contact us.