Does Laser Med Center have success with treating atypical facial pain?
Atypical facial pain is a very broad diagnosis that encompasses many different conditions responsible for facial pain or neuralgia (nerve pain). Laser Med Center has been successful in treating patients with atypical facial pain associated with Lymes Disease, Epstein Barr, and Herpes Zoster (Shingles virus). Patients presenting with trigeminal neuralgia accompanying or in conjunction with myofascial or fibromyalgia must be treated for both conditions simultaneously to achieve resolution of the trigeminal neuralgia.
What is the first step?
The first step is a consultation with one of our physicians. They are all primary care medical doctors. The physician will evaluate and write a prescription appropriate for your condition.
What is the next step to relief?
One of our coordinators will assist you with the scheduling of your treatment plan. The plan will consist of two 30 minute visits per day for 3 weeks. In extreme cases additional time may be required. The treatments are administered by a certified laser therapist. The treatments normally begin the following morning, with every effort to complete your protocol within 3 weeks.
When will I begin to experience relief?
Most patients experience reduction of pain in the first five days of treatments. This reduction progresses over the first week. It takes time for tissue to heal, the treatments continue to aide in pain relief, while stimulating the tissue to heal.
How much does it cost and will my insurance cover it?
Your exact cost can be only determined with a visit and examination by the physician. This will confirm a proper diagnosis. Some insurance companies decline coverage because it is a new treatment modality and is not coded. Health savings accounts and other providers may cover the entire costs or require a co-pay. We will provide you with a prescription, treatment protocol, receipt and other clinical data to submit with your filing process.
Is it FDA approved?
Our treatment device has been cleared by the FDA with a non-significant risk classification.
Are there side effects?
In thousands of treatments since 2006, there have been no adverse reactions or side effects.
Does Laser Med Center Therapy hurt or burn?
The treatments are totally painless. The therapy does not damage cells or tissue. The topically applied infrared energy provides a warm, soothing sensation.
How long does the relief last?
Our experience shows, with thousands of treatments given, patients receive substantial long lasting relief, once the protocol has been completed. In rare cases, patients have had to return for further treatments.
What if it does not work?
If you do not receive complete resolution or if some pain returns, we will repeat the entire protocol at 1/2 price anytime within twelve months of your completion date.
Can I be treated while taking other medications?
Yes, we recommend that you continue on your current dosage while receiving treatments at Laser Med Center. Only reduce your medication after consulting with your physician. **Please bring ample medications with you for your entire stay, as we are a drug free facility.**
How long has Laser Med Center Therapy been used?
Thousands of treatments have been administered since our opening in March 2006.
Does the treatment damage the nerve or surrounding tissue?
Laser Med Center therapy does absolutely no damage to the nerve or surrounding tissue. Actually, the therapy increases blood flow to the area, thereby reducing swelling and inflammation.
When are treatments administered?
Treatments are administered in two 30-minute sessions. This allows our patients time to rest, relax, and enjoy all Myrtle Beach has to offer—shopping, dinner, theater, and more. Accommodations are available at different hotels with a range of amenities and rates.