If you have chronic musculoskeletal pain like arthritis, tendinitis and other related conditions, you’re no doubt always seeking relief. You may think you’ve tried it all — oral pain relievers, injections, physical therapy, and exercise — but nothing has worked and you’re still in pain.
Now, however, the medical community is abuzz about an auspicious new treatment: MLS® laser therapy.
The MLS (Multiwave Locked System) laser uses a new type of low-level laser light to ease musculoskeletal pain and diminish the inflammation that triggers it. Practitioners in Europe have been using technology for several decades. The FDA cleared the MLS laser system for use in the U.S. in 2002.
The technology uses two different wavelengths of laser light to help block pain coming from the nerves surrounding your damaged tissues. MLS lasers work differently than other low-level lasers. The pulse of the MLS laser synchronizes the light’s wavelengths to work at the same time — a technical breakthrough with positive clinical effects.
According to physicians who use the system to treat patients, your body’s cells change the energy from the laser’s light into a chemical reaction that promotes healing and pain relief.
Research indicates that low-level laser therapy helps improve blood flow; increases cell metabolism, the chemical reaction that helps maintain life; and energizes your immune system. Increased circulation and blood flow containing oxygen and other nutrients help to repair damaged cells and promote tissue growth.
The MLS laser has a wide arc that reaches all of the tissue in the area where you have pain. The light penetrates skin tissue 4-5 centimeters deep, depending on the area being treated. The laser’s light is controlled to deliver just the right amount of energy to the area being treated.
Experts say that MLS laser therapy is promising for certain painful musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and neck pain.
Some practitioners are using MLS laser therapy to treat pain for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
MLS laser therapy is a medical procedure. Only medical professionals trained in its use should provide the service. Lasers are noninvasive; only the light penetrates the skin. No side effects have been reported.
Time will tell whether MLS laser therapy eventually becomes the standard of care in relieving many types of musculoskeletal pain. Anecdotally, doctors report excellent results — from podiatrists treating plantar fasciitis to orthopedic surgeons treating musculoskeletal pain to endocrinologists treating patients for polyneuropathy and other nerve issues.
For people suffering from painful back, neck, and joint conditions, this particular laser technology holds significant promise. If you’re able to experience relief from a chronic condition, you may be able to stop taking pain medication and even delay or cancel planned surgery.
Many patients report relief after one treatment. The typical number of therapy sessions ranges from 6-10. Each treatment builds on the next. Your appointments typically occur 2-3 times a week for 2-3 weeks.
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