Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Laser Therapy works with light energy entering the damaged cells and stimulating intercellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete. Treatment is painless and lasts an average of 10 minutes. You may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application. It does not generate heat and is safe to use over implanted metal devices. It is the only Class IV laser that is safe to use over surgical hardware.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Many people experience positive results within a few treatments, depending on whether the condition is acute or chronic. Most acute conditions will need 4 to 6 treatments, and most chronic conditions will require 10 to 15 treatments. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically with one phase of treatment, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatment if complete relief is not attained.
The effects of MLS Robotic Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. It is critical that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to recur.
MLS Robotic Laser Therapy Effectively Treats
- Tendon & ligament injuries
- Sore muscles, strains, & tears
- Degenerative joint conditions
- Neurological & general pain & bruising
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Pre- & post-surgical treatment & swelling
- Anti-inflammation application
- Specific neurological conditions
- Arthritis & bursitis pain
- Sports injuries / sprains & strains
- Occupational injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Heel pain
Benefits Of MLS Robotic Laser Therapy
- Rapid relief of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Rapid recovery of structural integrity of an injured region
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds & ulcers
Why Is Our Practice Different?
Touchpoint is the first facility in the area to use the MLS Robotic Laser. Dr. Ketteler and our technicians are certified in Advanced MLS Laser Therapy. This means we apply customized treatment protocols that are unique to our practice and each patient. We have applied thousands of laser treatments for a wide variety of conditions. Our practice is affiliated with the Laser Pain Management Association.
MLS Laser Therapy has been approved by the FDA and has proved successful as evidenced by extensive studies conducted at Harvard University and other leading institutions.
10 Benefits of MLS® Laser Therapy
1.) Anti-Inflammatory: MLS® Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2.) Analgesic: MLS® Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain
transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to
the decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking
mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as
endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.
3.) Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate
deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light
increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster
and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are
4.) Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new
capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds
quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis,
which causes temporary vasodilation and increase in the diameter of blood vessels.
5.) Increases Metabolic Activity: MLS® Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific
enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6.) Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: MLS® Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger
points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain
7.) Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: MLS® Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar
tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
8.) Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can
result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell
reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle healing.
9.) Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating
immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores
(molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme
flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosinetriphosphate),
which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all
chemical reactions in the cells.
10.) Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, MLS® Laser Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.
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