If you deal with chronic pain, you may have already heard of hundreds of treatment options. You may have pursued multiple potential solutions, only to be disappointed to still be dealing with the same nagging pain. Pain is distracting, it takes away from your quality of life, every day you have it. You want to be enjoying the day with your grandkids, but instead you’ve got your knee propped up on the couch while you watch them from afar. You may want to consider laser therapy. This technology has been used for pain management for decades because of how effective it is.
If you deal with chronic pain, MLS therapy may be your solution.
Pain becomes chronic when it’s pain that has been persistent over a period of time past the usual recovery time. This pain may be on and off, more or less severe depending on the day or activity. Pain may be caused by excess inflammation or nerve issues. Chronic pain can get in the way of work, physical activity, eating, almost any part of your daily activity.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser therapy or MLS laser therapy utilizes laser light to stimulate the cells where the chronic pain exists. Using continuous or pulsed laser stimulation, the MLS system targets damaged cells and inflammation to help promote healing, healthy cell growth, and reduce swelling. MLS Laser Therapy is called multi-wave locked system because it uses two wavelengths to treat pain.
Wavelength One: 808-Nanometer
The 808-nanometer lasers are used to treat edema and swelling that causes pain.
Wavelength Two: 905-Nanometer
The 905-nanometer pulsed laser has the ability to reach deeper into tissue and nerves that are affected by pain.
Combining the two wavelengths gives more opportunity for healing. Making it more effective that a single low level laser.
How Does it Work?
The light from the MLS laser therapy is able to penetrate through skin and cells to locate the area where chronic pain is present. This light is absorbed and interacts with the light-sensitive components of the cells, where the reaction can be likened to photosynthesis. The light stimulation allows the cells to be charged with energy. This gives it the ability to recover damaged tissue which results in normal, healthy cells, a reduction in inflammation and edema, and a reduction in pain.
Conditions Laser Therapy Treats Includes:
- Back and neck injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Wound and surgical incision healing
- Bone repair
- Muscle spasms
- Some neurological conditions
- Immune system building
- Carpal tunnel
- Herpes Zoster (shingles)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Stress injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Sport injuries
- Surgical pain
- Kidney stone destruction
- Shrink tumors
- Treat hair loss
There are many benefits to utilizing laser therapy over other treatment options. The number one reason this may be the better option is it is non-surgical! This treatment is non-invasive which means no side effects, no downtime, and no recovery needed. The results are immediate and treatment sessions are quick in office visits. This therapy speeds the healing process, improves blood flow and circulation and can quickly repair any superficial wounds you may have.
In conclusion, when you select laser therapy treatment as an option for your pain management, you really have nothing to lose-except your pain! Treat your chronic pain and find relief.
At Select Health Pain and Regenerative Solutions clinic in Edina, we provide the most cutting-edge solutions for pain and regenerative medicine. We are your laser spine institute. Laser therapy is one of the treatment options that we are proud to offer as part of our main management and treatment options. Contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation.
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