It wasn’t long ago that pain management consisted of just a few choices: medication, surgery, or simply tolerating the pain. However, the future of pain management may now be falling to a relative newcomer on the scene, laser therapy.
The type of low-level laser treatment is sometimes called cold laser therapy in deference to the fact that it does not burn or cut through anything. While the laser light is powerful enough to stimulate your body’s deep tissue cells, it is not strong enough to cut through skin or to cause any kind of burns.
What laser therapy does very effectively is speed recovery to damaged cells, stimulate the growth of new cells, and relieve pain and inflammation in the area affected. In fact, laser therapy is so good at accomplishing these goals that it has been endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for use in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Additionally, since laser therapy doesn’t rely on addictive medications or invasive surgeries, it just may be the best all-around form of pain treatment.
It isn’t magic – it’s science
It might sound like something straight out of a science fiction novel – light and energy being used to cure pain and stimulate the growth of healthy new cells.
But the fact is, laser therapy is firmly grounded in scientific facts. By taking advantage of the biological and chemical processes the body already goes through, the energy from a therapeutic laser can trigger healing and rejuvenation at the cellular level. The light stimulation from the laser causes cells to regenerate much faster than they would normally, and this allows recovery to occur more quickly. Cellular damage gets reversed, and the patient moves toward restoration and normalcy.
The laser energy also acts as a kind of signal to the body to release specific chemicals that can alleviate pain. As these chemicals build up in the body, pain is reduced because those chemicals act to lower inflammation and pain throughout the body. Exposure to the laser light also works to break up swelling and inflammation, which in turn allows muscles and pinched nerves to return to their normal states, without pressure being exerted on them. Laser therapy improves blood flow to the affected area, and this serves to speed needed nutrients there, which also acts to accelerate healing and recovery.
The best laser treatment
Of course, not all laser therapy treatments are created equal.
The exclusive technology used in OrthoLazer Centers is the MLS M8 Robotic Laser Therapy is the most advanced therapy laser in the market today. FDA-cleared to treat pain and inflammation, the MLS M8 Robotic Laser technology is non-invasive, fully automated, and completely safe.
Laser therapy is the future of pain management, and OrthoLazer Centers are leading the way. We offer the most advanced laser therapy on the market, and we’re committed to providing our patients with the best possible care.
If you’re an orthopedic surgeon looking for a new opportunity, we invite you to open your own OrthoLazer Center. For more information about our centers and how to become a part of our team, contact us today.
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – our centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at ortholazerdev.wpengine.com.