It’s Laser Time – What to Expect from Therapy

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MLS laser therapy for pain reliefFilms like Star Wars have captured multiple generations’ imaginations. You only have to look at the many movies, games, and even popular kids shows to see that. People enjoy the fictional world where space travel and laser technology reign supreme. Space travel may be out of our reach right now, but laser technology isn’t just for Star Wars any more. You can’t wield a lightsaber, but you definitely can treat pain with the MLS Robotic Laser therapy.

The MLS laser is a relatively new, FDA-approved pain laser treatment. Unlike most other pain therapies out there, this laser uses two different wavelengths of intense light to treat and manage discomfort on multiple levels. What does that mean for you? It means the tool can alleviate pain immediately as well as stimulate healing that addresses swelling and inflammation in your tissues.

As a general rule, there are a few things you can expect when you apply the MLS laser for your discomfort, whether that’s back pain or something in your feet:

  • Initial Evaluation – You’ll need an exam to identify your pain and determine whether or not the laser would actually benefit you.
  • Getting the Laser – The treatment itself lasts between 8-10 minutes. Most people feel nothing during the therapy, but a few people report a slight warming sensation. There are no other known side effects of the laser. It doesn’t hurt or cause additional swelling.
  • After the Treatment – Most people need multiple sessions to get lasting healing, but you should feel an improvement after just a couple treatments. You may need to take it easy to avoid re-injuring yourself afterward.

The key to real relief is sticking it out through the full treatment plan. Ending too early can cut healing short and leave you with lingering discomfort. It’s true, not everyone may respond the same way to the therapy, but the majority of people who address their pain with the MLS laser see significant improvement in their overall comfort.

So don’t brush off lasers as science fiction. If you’re struggling with pain, this might be the treatment that actually makes a difference for your comfort. Contact our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. for more information or an appointment today. You can use our website or call (303) 805-5156 to reach our Parker, Castle Pines, or Cherry Creek, CO locations.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC
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