Many of us are familiar with the medical applications of lasers with regard to improving the eyes, changing the skin, removing tattoos, and hair removal, but there are actually many more uses, including the treatment of pain.
The key to pain treatment with a laser is using a wavelength that penetrates the skin and goes to work at the site of the pain to alleviate the cause rather than just treating symptoms.
How Does Laser Therapy Work To Treat Pain?
In Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy, the team uses therapeutic wavelengths that harness the power of both high and low-powered laser treatments. Because the laser treatment works at varying wavelengths and intensities, the therapeutic effect on the tissue within the body is pronounced and manifold.
The laser can address edema, inflammation, as well as causing an analgesic effect that works directly at the site of the pain.
Traditional laser light therapy only operates at a low wavelength, and can only address edema and inflammation. The MLS system harnesses this power, but adds a higher wavelength beam that passes through the skin and elicits a pain-fighting response from the patient’s body.
The simultaneous nature of the beams allows them to reinforce the effects that each has on the body, increasing their efficiency while avoiding any thermal damage.
As an alternative to invasive procedures and potentially addictive pain medications, the MLS laser is a proven therapy that can get you the results you have desired and relieve instead of masking the pain.
How Does the Laser Work?
The laser used in the therapy is not designed to be at an intensity that would cut or burn, but rather excite the body to engage its own mechanisms of renewal and healing. The laser stimulates the mitochondria and other cellular components to go to work battling messages causing inflammation and dilates the blood vessels in the targeted area.
This increases the circulation and allowing for more transmission of white and red blood cells to areas of tissue damage, as well as increasing the production of enzymes and increasing transmission and production of ATP.
This conversion of light energy into biomechanical energy allows the normal function of the cells to resume, and stimulates the healing responses within the tissues.
The painless treatment has immediate benefits, as equilibrium is returned at the cellular level and normal functioning can return.
Conditions that can be treated by the MLS laser include:
- Joint pain
- Sprains and strains and small tears in ligaments and tendons
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Back and neck pain
If you have been suffering from any of these conditions and want relief, MLS therapy may deliver the relief you have been seeking without the recovery time and complications of invasive surgery.
To learn more about how laser therapy can help your condition, call KB Chiropractic today at (518) 380-2432.