What is SoLa Therapy?
Although there are many unique and new ways to treat chronic pain and other women’s conditions, doctors are always striving to come across new techniques that can help make life better and more pain-free. With a new way to treat pain, called SoLa therapy, you don’t have to worry about pain just being treated temporarily – you can rest assured that your pain will be prevented from returning, as well, making this treatment a beneficial choice for those suffering from chronic pelvic pain.
What Conditions Does SoLa Therapy Treat?
SoLa therapy has been approved for several conditions that can cause pain, discomfort, and inflammation in women. Some of the included conditions that this treatment has been known to help include:
- Painful intercourse
- Pain from endometriosis
- Uterine fibroids
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pelvic scar tissue
- Muscle spasms in the vagina
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
While there may be other conditions that SoLa therapy can help to treat, it is best to talk to your doctor about the best ways to combat your specific symptoms.
How is SoLa Therapy Performed?
SoLa therapy is a procedure that is performed by using a PBM (Photobiomodulation) laser. The safe and gentle procedure is explained before being performed, and if you have any questions during the procedure, you are encouraged to ask. This pain-free procedure does not require anesthesia, so it can be performed during lunch break, mid-day, or any other time without worrying about the side effects and risks that come with anesthesia.
In order to begin treatment with SoLa therapy, the wand of the PBM laser is internally placed onto your pelvic muscles. While you should feel no pain, you will more than likely feel an almost pleasant warming sensation as the laser does its job. The overall time of the treatment is typically just a few minutes.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Treatments for SoLa therapy should be scheduled weekly, depending on how your doctor believes you would benefit most.
How Soon Can I Expect Results?
With SoLa therapy, many patients claim to feel the effects of the treatment right away. While you may feel some relief, it is best to continue with the set schedule your doctor creates for you for optimal results.
Are There Risks with SoLa Therapy?
Since SoLa therapy is a non-invasive procedure, the risk of side effects is very low. Slight discomfort at the treatment site may be felt, along with tenderness in the muscles. Since SoLa has not been studied in pregnant women, it is vital that you are not pregnant at the time of your treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about SoLa therapy, including how it can help you, please call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!