WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wave lengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A TREATMENT?
Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that usually lasts several minutes. Patients may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Most patients see positive results in 1-3 treatments. The swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one set of treatments.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS:
- tendon and ligament injuries
- disc disease (bulges, herniations, injuries)
- soft tissue injuries
- muscle strains and tears
- joint and muscle pain (i.e. TMJ, plantarfascitis, bunion pain, Carpal Tunnel syndrome)
- bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis and degenerative joint conditions
- neurological pain
- chronic non-healing wounds
- musculoskeletal disorders
- pre and post surgical treatment
- anti-inflammation and anti-edema applications
- Very rapid disappearance of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains and strains
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy
Reduced Inflammation – the laser energy will reduce inflammation and swelling. MLS Laser Therapy is able to accomplish this with no known negative side effects!
Less Pain – the MLS Therapy laser will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and is non-addictive.
Improved wound healing – the MLS Therapy laser will reduce the time it takes to heal wounds by increasing circulation and encouraging the formation of Fibroblasts, the building blocks of the healing process.
Faster return to normal activities – Quick and painless, MLS Therapy is the quickest and most effective path to pain relief and healing.
How much treatment do I need?
For most conditions that we help you with, a series of 6-10 treatments are recommended. For lower back conditions, studies have show approximately 10 visits are optimal. We schedule the sessions with about 1-2 days in between as the effects of the laser are cumulative and build up with each treatment. You feel better with each successive treatment.
Once the 6-7 visits are finished, you may choose to have treatments monthly or every two months depending on how good you feel or in some cases to help maintain your health.
Are there any safety reasons why I can’t have laser therapy?
Pacemakers, systemic diseases (i.e. cancer), and over the thyroid area are reasons we do not do laser. For other concerns, talk to Dr. May
Can I come in just for the Laser Treatment and not Chiropractic care?
Yes. No matter if you are currently a patient or not, Dr. May has obtained this technology to help people with painful conditions or situations. You are welcome to come for laser treatments only. Some of you reading this would never consider going to the Chiropractor in the first place. If you, your family or friends are interested in the laser, just give us a call to schedule. You will be surprised at how much the laser can help you.