When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to everyday activities. Lasers were incorporated into orthopedic and surgical practices in 1973, as a new technology to create surgical incisions. Laser therapy is widely used today, and much like regenerative medicine does, it helps stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.
When it comes to chronic pain treatment and management, it’s normal for some patients to feel like they have tried everything. To those with chronic pain it may seem like a lifetime and that you will never get some relief. However, this relatively new treatment called MLS Laser Therapy is making waves.
MLS laser therapy is a pain management technique that utilizes laser therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. It is most commonly used for pain related to conditions such as arthritis or sciatica. It is important to note, that pain is a very complicated condition that manifests itself in different ways, and everyone’s pain is different.
During laser therapy, light energy via a laser enters damaged cells in the injured area of the body, and stimulates intercellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete. A single treatment takes less than 15 minutes and is completely painless and comfortable. Treatment times may vary for multiple areas. The light energy from the laser will aim to:
- Stimulate cells to remove toxins
- Allows oxygen and food loads into the cell
- Blocks pain signals in the brain and releases endorphins and encephalin (natural pain killer)
- Increases cell production and growth, bringing blood flow into the area, accelerating the healing process
- Stimulate the body’s own healing process by stimulating the mitochondria in the cells
Laser therapy is minimally-invasive and painless. Other benefits include:
- No hospital stays from surgery
- Minimal downtime & no side effects
- Rapid improvement of blood circulation
- Rapid pain relief & reduction of swelling
- Rapid repair of wounds and ulcers
- Speeds the healing process
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains and strains
To learn more about MLS Laser Therapy, call the specialists at Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland at (410) 644-1880, or request an appointment online.