How can therapy lasers help your patients with pain management?
Patients suffering from debilitating pain due to joint and back pain, disease, degenerative joint disease, arthritic conditions, muscular/skeletal system trauma, tendonitis, bursitis or plantar fasciitis are looking for less-invasive, non-opioid treatment alternatives.
MLS® Laser Therapy is quickly becoming the standard of care in alleviating both acute and chronic pain and provides effective results for common patient pain points. The following briefly describes the key benefits associated with MLS® Laser Therapy and how they can help you treat common patient problems:
MLS® Laser Therapy causes vasodilation which has an anti-edema effect. It also activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
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.
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from MLS® 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 repaired faster.
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.
Increased Metabolic Activity
MLS® Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
It’s likely you can already see how using MLS® Laser Therapy could help you reduce your patients’ pain and resolve common problems your practice sees. This Medical Indications Checklist can help you track the number of patients you see each week with conditions that typically respond well to MLS® Laser Therapy. Using it will help you determine the growth potential that MLS® Laser Therapy offers your practice and how many of your patients can benefit from it.