Treat Joint Pain & Inflammation in Dothan, ALRestore cellular function and enhance natural healing processes.
Our Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where laser light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Our laser is the only multiwave locked system, dual wave, fully robotic laser therapy system on the market. This means deeper penetration with no heat produced allowing faster healing with no known side effects. It has been cleared by the FDA since 2009. MLS Laser Therapy is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes.
How MLS Laser Therapy Works
The primary biological action of laser results from stimulation of cellular transport mechanisms in the mitochondria, cell membranes and epithelial tissues. This action causes the release of vasodilating chemicals, the stimulation of DNA and RNA (building blocks) synthesis, an increase in enzyme production, an increase of superoxide dismutase activity, normalization of tissue pH, and increased ATP production, healing of the cells from the inside. The increase of vasodilatation (blood supply) and improved microcirculation will increase the supply of cellular nutrition promoting tissue repair and remodeling, which means you heal faster.
The laser is fully robotic and placed 7-8 inches above the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular bio-molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. Think of this like photosynthesis in plants. The result is an improvement in normal cell function, and the process results in a reduction of symptoms and increases the speed at which your body heals. The beneficial physiological changes noted above result in tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation.
Click here to read a brief review of the science called Photobiomodulation, which explains how laser therapy works.
Laser Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are no known side effects, and it is quick/convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. These studies were performed at many prestigious institutions including Harvard University.
There is little or no sensation during treatment. There is no pain associated during laser application.
The typical course of each treatment is 6 to 12 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatments are typically received 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after 1 to 3 treatments. For some more chronic conditions it may take up to 5 to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. There are some rare patients that do not respond very much to laser therapy so results cannot be guaranteed.
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy, it’s because you are better. Therefore, results have been found to be quite long lasting.
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy is sometimes more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, decompression traction, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
We will evaluate your condition and perform a complete case history and examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Call us to schedule your evaluation or a consultation with one of the doctors. These types of consultations are at no cost to the patient.
Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no side effects. It is effective for post-operative wound healing. Many patients with knee replacement(s) see us for this type of care
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