Those who suffer from chronic pain know that there are hundreds of options to choose from – from cheap TENS units on Amazon, to potentially addictive medication, to invasive pain pumps. Very few of these options are effective at actually relieving pain long term, along with improving the underlying problem. If you have tried medication, physical therapy, surgery, or injections and still suffer from chronic pain, the solution may be a cutting-edge treatment — laser therapy.
Laser therapy has been used for pain management for decades in Europe to treat arthritis, pinched nerves and back pain related to sciatica. Laser therapy utilizes the multiwave locked system (MLS) laser emission that synchronizes duel wavelengths of 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.
HOW MLS LASER THERAPY WORKS
The multi-wave locked system (MLS) laser therapy is also referred to as cold laser therapy. MLS uses two specific, therapeutic wavelengths — 808 nanometers and 905 nanometers. The continuous 808-nanometer lasers are used to help treat edema and swelling that causes pain and the longer, 905-nanometer pulsed laser, reaches deeper into tissues and nerves that are affected by pain. The combination of the continuous low emission laser and the pulsed longer wave offers more of a therapeutic benefit than a single low-level laser that has been used in other therapies. The synchronization of the combined energy strengthens the effects of each of the single therapies.
The light produced by the laser is able to penetrate through the skin and other cells to reach the target area where chronic pain is present. The light is then 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 usable energy, allowing it to normalize damaged tissue and increase intracellular metabolism which results in normal, healthy cells, a reduction in inflammation and edema, and a reduction in pain.
Using the MLS laser treatment system, patients are able to gain a lot of benefit in a single, short session. During the treatment, often patients feel either no sensation or there may be a slight warming of the area being treated, but there is no pain associated with laser treatments. Depending on the source of the pain and the size of the area requiring treatment, the length of treatment and need for additional sessions may vary. For chronic conditions, regular treatments may be necessary.
With the M6 Robotic MLS Therapy Laser machine, a robotic device delivers the laser treatment for more accuracy and to offer a wider target area to be treated. The technology included in the robotic laser application system helps reduce “scatter” of laser light, allowing a higher dose of laser therapy to penetrate to the affected tissue. The robotic features also help reduce human error and deliver the correct dose of laser therapy to the tissues.
BENEFITS OF LASER THERAPY TREATMENTS FOR PAIN RELIEF
There are many great benefits of using laser therapy as a neuropathy treatment option for acute or chronic pain conditions. One of the best benefits is that is non-invasive and doesn’t require medication. Additionally, some other benefits include:
- No surgery!
- FDA approved, safe treatment
- No side effects
- Immediate results
- Speeds the healing process
- Improved blood flow and circulation
- Quick repair for superficial wounds
- Treatment sessions are quick
- Can be used in addition to other therapies
- No downtime (aside from the office visit)
When you select laser therapy treatment as an option for your pain management, you really have nothing to lose — except your pain! Treat all of your different pains and find relief today. Our pain doctors are serving patients in and near the Twin Cities, MN.
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.