Noninvasive MLS laser therapy features breakthrough technology and is currently considered the most advanced laser therapy system available.
So, what exactly is it and what can it be used for?
How It Works
MLS laser therapy uses a multiwave, fully robotic laser to significantly reduce pain and inflammation and promote soft tissue repair.
It is painless, effective, and convenient – with no side effects.
MLS laser therapy delivers laser light at two therapeutic wavelengths to penetrate to the correct depth at the affected area of the body.
One is delivered continuously at 808 nanometers to reduce inflammation and swelling and the other is pulsed at 905 nanometers to reach deeper into tissue and nerves for pain relief.
Beams of light at these wavelengths can speed up the body’s natural recovery process and help you to heal more efficiently from acute injuries and chronic conditions.
What It’s Used For
MLS laser therapy is used to treat patients with a variety of old and new conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Degenerative joint issues
- Herniated (slipped) or bulging disks
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Muscle tears
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-surgical pain
- Shoulder pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal compression
- Sprains and strains
What to Expect
MLS laser therapy sessions usually take less than 15 minutes (this may vary if multiple areas are being addressed).
During the procedure, a laser beam is moved atop the skin and light energy from the laser penetrates the skin, sending oxygen and blood to the affected area. This increased blood flow and circulation stimulates tissue growth and helps to remove toxins and repair damaged tissue at a cellular level.
The light energy also helps to release endorphins and encephalin, the body’s natural painkillers, and block pain signals in the brain.
The effects of MLS laser therapy can be immediate, but it is advisable to have multiple sessions. That way, because the results are cumulative, steady improvement is expected and can been seen throughout the entire process.
The number of therapy sessions recommended is based on whether your condition is acute or chronic, and the severity of your symptoms. Many patients, on average, undergo six to 10 sessions.
Find out more about MLS laser therapy and how it could benefit you. Call the Spine Academy of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland in Columbia, Catonsville, and Eldersburg at (410) 644-1880 or request an appointment now.