We all know that inflammation leads to pain, so why not treat the inflammation within our painful problem!? The new Class IV Cutting Edge Laser at the Frank Institute serves to treat the underlying cause of pain, without covering it up with medications. The Laser was a modality developed to deliver therapeutic wavelengths to the body allowing it’s penetration to thermally decrease inflammation, edema, swelling, and pain. An energetic synergy is created when delivering these wavelengths that produces greater anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects to the body. The MLS Cutting Edge Class IV laser sets itself apart from other class IV lasers due to its unique synchronization of continuous pulsed wavelengths to the body. Laser therapy uses light to favor and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The laser beam is moved over the skin so that the light energy (photons) penetrates the tissue where it interacts with various molecules (chromophores) that cause different biological effects. It produces a photochemical, photothermal and photomechanical effect.
Pain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain, is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. Though not a welcome feeling or experience, pain is an important feedback mechanism. It occurs to warn us of danger, and to protects us from further injury. Despite the necessary function of pain sensation, there are of course downsides apart from the unpleasant sensation itself. Physical functions could be impaired and productivity greatly reduced.
Acute pain is the immediate sensation following the introduction of a painful stimulus. This is the type of pain that should be respected, meaning the we should for the mean time let the body rest and just aid in its recovery. When pain fails to subside, or worsens, debilitating chronic pain is felt. In both cases, pain is worsened due to the inflammation of the injured body part brought about by edema. Edema is the effect of the body’s repair cells rushing to the site of injury and trying to fix the damage.
The Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Therapy Laser was developed to address these issues to speed up the recovery period of a patient and regain movement and function. Multiple therapeutic wavelengths are emitted with each beam to address various depths beyond the skin to target the source of the problem. The simultaneous effect of reducing edema, inflammation, and pain makes this treatment program efficient and effective in addressing both acute and chronic pain. Even better, the MLS therapy laser gives out controlled laser energy that can target the problem area more accurately than earlier types or models. This function makes the treatment more consistent and safe to use.
Here at Frank Institute for Health and Wellness, we continuously commit to using only the latest and the best in medicine and technology to help our patients live a healthier and pain-free lifestyle.