Frequently Asked Questions
1. How often should a patient be treated?
2. How long before the results are felt?
3. Does it hurt? What does it feel like?
4. How long does each treatment take?
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated as often as daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2-3 times per week, tapering with improvement.
How long before the results are felt?
You may feel some improvements with one treatment but sometimes is may take a number of treatments. This doesn't mean the condition isn't improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are felt often after 3-4 sessions. The nature of the condition will determine the treatment recommendations. With acute conditions, 4-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6-12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may benefit from ongoing periodic care to control pain.
Does it hurt? What does it feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.