One of the key elements at Meditech clinics is that we are always receptive to patient comments. Unfortunately pain, once it has become established, does not cease on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays. It is for this reason that our clinics are open 7 days each week, with the exception of the 11 statutory government designated holidays, which dictate that we are not allowed to be open. So much for government intelligence levels and regulations. Most important of all, patients are always greeted in a positive manner and are not required to apologize for being late or other insignificant matters.
Pain, although characterized in many ways by the pharmaceutical industry, is a symptom that is generally unrelenting. For purposes of advertising, drugs are prescribed for breakthrough pain, night pain and other descriptive terms. This is erroneous as pain is simply just that – “pain”.
Moreover, it is even more important to understand that pain is only a symptom, not a disease. At our clinics we therefore focus on curing the pathology or the clinical condition that causes the pain, rather than masking the symptoms, which is a significant aspect of this equation. We are less concerned with pain management than eradicating the cause responsible for the symptoms. With Laser Therapy this can be accomplished sometimes after 1 or 2 but generally over a course of 8 -30 treatment sessions.
The administration of Laser Therapy also requires determining the correct dosage or therapeutic protocol that will produce the optimal effect in that particular individual. This includes the appropriate combination of LEDs and laser diodes applied for each specific condition.
The parameters that must be considered in order to develop specific protocols include the frequency of the pulse, duty cycle, wave form, wave length, duration and other modulations of the laser light source. The guidelines to that endeavor are dictated by the patient’s response to symptoms, based on the genetic makeup of the patient’s cells, the sensitivity to light of the individual cells, etc. These factors are all of considerable importance. Unlike drugs where one dose appears to fit all, Laser Therapy is adjusted for the individual patient, taking into account the many factors involved; these include the patient’s dermal pigmentation, adipose tissue content, chronicity of the disease, etc. Again, unlike drugs, one size does not fit all but must be carefully and creatively calculated for each individual patient and those not responding to standard protocol settings.
The subtleties of in this therapeutic approach are guided by observation, clinical change, both subjective and objective, and the general and specific effects produced. The resulting outcome is dependent on and correlated with careful attention to these details.
Simply shining laser light on to the tissues will bring benefit calculated from 20-60% but giving proper attention to the many factors involved, can potentially achieve a 100% cure rate. This approach may not be as simple as writing a prescription, which although in many instances can be effective, generally does not provide a permanent solution. Laser Therapy on the other hand is able to achieve a relatively complete resolution of medical conditions where its use is correctly applied, in over 90% of all cases treated.