“Effect of MLS® Laser Therapy on Patient Pain and Satisfaction: A Retrospective Study”
This was a retrospective case study analysis of 235 patients who received MLS treatment at an orthopedics’ office. Pain scale via VAS score , patient improvement and overall satisfaction was recorded. Conditions analyzed included: knee arthritis, lumbar pain, shoulder arthritis/pain, post-op TKR/THR, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, wound, hip arthritis/pain, contusion/sprain, tendonitis, and post fracture/jam.
Patients with plantar fasciitis, when treated with MLS Laser Therapy, saw the largest average decrease in pain (78%) and overall were the most satisfied with their results (100%). Patients receiving treatment after total knee replacement or total hip replacement saw the second largest average decrease in pain by 57% at (or after) 3 treatments (e.g. pre treatment VAS score of 8 to post treatments VAS score of 3.5). Out of the 235 total patient charts analyzed, none experienced pain during or after laser therapy as a direct result of treatment.