MLS Pain Reducing Laser Therapy
The wave of the future in pain management.
Manage pain. Reduce inflammation. Speed recovery.
What is laser therapy and how does it work?
Laser Therapy uses light energy (photons) for tissue healing and pain reduction. The light energy penetrates the damaged cells and stimulates intracellular activity (removes toxins and allows oxygen and food into the cell). As a result, pain is reduced as the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves.
What is MLS® and how does it work?
MLS stands for Multi-wave Lock System. The MLS laser is a class IV laser that requires goggles to be worn when in use. It features two wave lengths: 808 nm and 905 nm. The wave lengths are in the infrared spectrum. They are invisible to the eye, but can be seen using a cell phone camera. The 808 wave length is for inflammation and is long lasting. The 905 wave length is analgesic and is fast acting. Together, they are very effective in treating pain, inflammation and arthritis. MLS® therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2002 and has proven successful by extensive studies in institutions such as Harvard University. It is currently being used by professional sports teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers. The laser can penetrate 3 to 5 cm deep but generates no heat and has no known harmful effects.
What are the biological effects of laser therapy?
Decreased pain and inflammation, accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, improved vascular activity, increased metabolic activity, reduction of fibrous tissue formation, improved nerve function, and faster wound healing.
The MLS® laser can effectively treat the following conditions:
- Arthritis and Bursitis
- Back Injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Tendon & Ligament Injuries, Tendinitis
- Neck and Shoulder Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Repetitive motion injuries
Benefits of MLS® Laser Therapy
- Rapid relieve of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effects
- Timely healing of sprains and strains
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of the injured region
- Rapid resolution of the swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers.
Who should not receive MLS® laser?
Because the laser increases metabolic activity, it should not be used on patients who take anticoagulants such as Coumadin, are pregnant, are predisposed to excessive bleeding, are HIV positive, or have a serious infection or cancer. People who take medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight, have seizures triggered by light, or who have implanted neurostimulation devices should not receive MLS® therapy either.
Is the MLS® laser safe?
MLS® laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and is considered very safe and effective with no known adverse effects.
What can I expect before the treatment?
At the time of the initial visit, every patient will be interviewed and examined by Dr. Kuhlman or Jodi Wilhelm, CNP, to determine the suitability of laser treatment and to inform them of the treatment.
What can I expect during the treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes with laser time of 10 to 20 minutes. Most people feel nothing or a comfortable sensation of warmth at the time of application.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most people experience positive results in one to three treatments. Acute injuries usually require six sessions and chronic injuries ten sessions. Treatments are usually scheduled three times per week.
What are the costs of MLS® laser therapy?
$65 per session for each body area treated. $360 for six sessions.