Relieve Post-Op Pain with MLS Laser Treatment

Everyone recovers differently, and some of us are more prone to experiencing prolonged pain following surgery. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of patients experience post-operative pain following a surgical procedure.

Fortunately, there’s a solution that means you don’t have to simply grin and bear it. MLS laser therapy, a noninvasive pain management technique, can help relieve your post-operative pain.

Here at J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA, with offices in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, orthopedic surgeon Dr. J. Michael Bennett and the rest of our team take pride in bringing you the most innovative and effective pain management techniques. With that in mind, we’ve composed this helpful guide to treating your post-operative pain with MLS laser therapy. 

Managing post-operative pain

Post-operative pain results from injury to your tissues that occurs during surgery, and also includes muscle spasms that you may experience after surgery. Other common symptoms of post-op pain include swelling, bruising, and sensitivity.

When it comes to avoiding or alleviating post-operative pain, the first thing is to make sure you follow our instructions after surgery. Doing so gives you a better chance of recovering more quickly and experiencing less pain. Be sure to take all of your medications as they’re prescribed. You’ll also want to follow up with physical therapy and make sure that you’re doing your exercises at home. 

Additionally, whenever possible, it helps to keep your hands and feet elevated or your back stable, depending on what type of operation you had. Remember to take it easy, get plenty of bed rest, and avoid lifting anything heavy.

How MLS laser therapy can relieve post-op pain

At J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA, we have a great deal of experience providing a variety of pain management techniques, so we understand how effective various treatments tend to be for the kinds of pain our patients experience. With MLS laser therapy, we believe we’ve found an effective treatment option for our patients.

MLS laser treatment uses targeted light energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes to address both pain and inflammation. MLS laser therapy is also an effective method for assisting in recovery following surgery. 

The benefits don’t stop there, either. MLS laser therapy doesn’t require incisions, anesthesia, or injections, and it’s been cleared by the FDA as an effective treatment option. 

If you’re interested in learning more about MLS laser therapy or want to discuss all of your options for pain relief, call one of our three convenient Houston area locations or make an appointment right on our website today.

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