What is MLS?
- MLS stands for Multi-Wave Locked System. The MLS Therapy Laser treats pain, inflammation and arthritis.
- The MLS Laser is a Class IV Laser and uses multiple synchronized diodes.
- It features 2 wavelengths; 808 nanometers and 905 nanometers. The wavelengths are in the infrared
- spectrum. They are invisible to the eye, but can be seen using a cell phone camera.
- The 808 wavelength is for inflammation, and is long lasting. The 905 wavelength is analgesic and is fast
- acting. Together, they are very effective.
- The MLS wavelengths combine and synchronize the 808nm and 905nm in a unique and proprietary way.
- The MLS wave form is patented.
- There are over 3,000 studies performed in the last three decades that validate the efficacy of laser therapy.
- Laser therapy was cleared by the FDA in 2002 and is currently being used by a variety of medical specialties, as well as professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Cavaliers.
- The laser can penetrate 3-5 em deep and generates no heat. There are no known harmful effects.
How Do Lasers Work?
- Laser energy stimulates cells to remove toxins, like histamine and cytokine, out of cells.
- They allow oxygen and food loads into the cell.
- They block the pain signals to the nociceptors in the brain, and release endorphins and encephalin.
- Laser light increases ATP production and cell growth. It brings blood flow to the area and increases angiogenesis of capillaries.
- MLS Laser Therapy can actually increase healing time by 30-40%.
- In fractures, it will increase osteoblast production within the first 10 days only.
- In a nutshell, the MLS Laser stimulates the mitochondria in cells to jump start the body's own healing process.
- Like an antibiotic, each treatment is cumulative in its effectiveness, building off the previous treatments.
- Acute patients will need 6 treatments every other day for 2 weeks. Chronic patients will need 10 treatments every other day for 3 weeks.
- Acute patients may experience relief before they leave the office; the maximum benefit will be experienced in 5-7 hours post treatment.
- For chronic patients, it is important to let the patient know it may take up to 4 treatments before they feel any difference.
- For arthritic patients, 1 0 treatments to begin are needed, then a treatment once a month or every other month to maintain their level of comfort.
- Sprains and strains only require 2 or 3 treatments and they can be delivered 24 hours apart.
- Laser treatments take less than 10 minutes each and the patient feels nothing during treatment.
- While laser therapy is among the most advanced technology in all of medicine, it is too new to be covered by insurance. The good thing is that it is non-invasive, an alternative to addictive pain medications, as well as an alternative to surgery in some cases. It works well in 9 out of 10 patients and the doctor feels it could benefit you.