Enhance Your Natural Healing Process with MLS Laser Therapy

It doesn’t matter if you have a temporary injury like a strain or sprain, or a degenerative condition such as arthritis. Relief from pain quickly becomes a priority. At the same time, fast recovery is important, too, particularly when many pain management techniques have side effects, including drug dependency. Additionally, surgical solutions often come with long periods of downtime.

Regenerative medicine is a booming field of research, exploring ways to stimulate the recuperative abilities of your own body to ease pain and recover from injury. One such therapy comes from a surprising source: medical lasers. Surgical lasers have revolutionized vision correction, and cosmetic lasers can clear your skin and remove tattoos. There’s now a particular type of laser device that relieves pain and promotes healing, without the need for pain relief drugs or invasive, long-healing surgery.

Multiwave locked system (MLS) lasers

A unique property of laser light is its narrow focus to a single wavelength of energy. Each wavelength has different properties, delivering unique benefits. Despite the use of lasers as cutting tools, choosing certain wavelengths at low power levels permits treatment through your skin without need for incisions. Outer tissue layers are essentially transparent to these wavelengths. As its name implies, MLS lasers use more than one wavelength to create multiple effects.

Therapeutic MLS systems use two wavelengths. Light energy at 808 nanometers reduces fluid retention and inflammation in tissue surrounding a treatment area. These are necessary by-products of your body’s natural healing systems, but they also delay the mechanisms of healing. You’re probably familiar with the effects of ice packs on inflammation. Reduced inflammation and fluid retention speed healing.

Laser energy at a wavelength of 905 nanometers has an analgesic effect by penetrating deeper to deal with nerve tissue that’s irritated by the injury and its inflammation, creating pain signals along the way. The combination of wavelengths, delivered in synchronized alternation, outperforms single-wavelength devices by reducing pain and speeding healing.

Metabolic acceleration

Though the precise effects that MLS lasers create aren’t yet fully understood, it’s thought that laser stimulation creates increased mitochondrial activity in local cells. That is, the cell becomes more active, and the processes of healing proceed more quickly. The effects of MLS therapy are so pronounced that they’re used for a wide range of injuries and conditions. These include:

Effective relief and faster recovery

Using MLS therapy as a post-surgical recovery aid shows 50% faster recovery in some cases. A clinical study of patients with chronic neck pain shows that combining MLS therapy with exercise produces more effective pain relief and faster healing than treatments with conventional single-wavelength lasers or than with exercise alone.

About 85-90% of patients with pain resulting from musculoskeletal injury or degeneration find dramatic relief with MLS therapy. There are few treatment side effects, so it can be used along with traditional treatment methods. Dosages and dependencies on pain management drugs can soon be reduced.

Living with chronic pain is never easy. Contact Dr. Bennett and his team, by phone or using the booking tool on the website, to arrange your consultation. You can learn if MLS therapy is the right addition to your treatment plan.

You Might Also Enjoy...

What You Can Expect From Your First PRP Treatment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a simple and effective treatment that accelerates your body’s natural healing powers and may be able to quickly get you back to doing the things you love. Here’s what to expect from your first treatment.

How the Tenex Procedure Can Help with Chronic Pain

When you have no desire to undergo surgery, but you’re more than ready to be rid of chronic tendon pain, the Tenex Health TX™ procedure may be your best option. Learn how this minimally invasive technology eliminates the source of chronic pain.

Am I a Good Candidate for Orthopedic Surgery?

Do you have joint pain from a sports injury or arthritis? You may be a candidate for orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgery can relieve you of your pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

The 5 Most Common Types of Shoulder Surgeries

Your shoulder joint is highly flexible, placing it at a higher risk of instability and injury. While many shoulder injuries can be rehabilitated with therapy, sometimes you need surgery. Learn about five of the most common shoulder surgeries.