MLS Laser Therapy
MLS therapy is a new cutting edge therapy for treating pain, inflammation, and edema and even for repairing superficial lesions.
It was developed to overcome the limits of traditional Laser Therapy, based on the use of diode lasers. Currently, no diode laser is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time.
Dr. Rohleder was the first in the Tristate area to offer robotic MLS laser therapy to give the most even coverage of the laser over the affected area.
Therapeutic Effects of Laser Treatment
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy: During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy, which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
MLS laser therapy can provide dramatic results:
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Soft tissue injuries and scar tissue
- Muscle strains and tears
- Sore muscles and joints
- Degenerative joint conditions like arthritis
- Neurological pain such as sciatica
- General pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as a slipped or bulging disc
- Pre- and post-surgical treatment
- Anti-inflammation applications
- Peripheral neuropathy
We are proud to serve the Tri-State area, including Evansville, Henderson and Southern Illinois
Patented and cleared by FDA, safe, effective, pain free MLS® Laser Therapy offers
exceptional clinical benefits to patients in as little as one treatment.
Biological Effects Of Laser Therapy On The Human Body
- Anti-Inflammatory: Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it results in vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system, which drains swollen areas. As a result, there is a rapid reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
- Analgesic: Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain transmitted by these cells to the brain, which decreases nerve sensitivity. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal gland.
- Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are healed faster.
- Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue (neo-capillary growth), which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quicker, and reduces scar tissue formation. Additional benefits include vasodilation.
- Increases Metabolic Activity: Laser Therapy creates higher levels of specific enzymes, greater oxygen concentrations for red blood cells.
- Trigger Points: Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser Therapy reduces, softens, and shrinks scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or surgery.
- Improved Nerve Function: Slow and impeded recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds up the regeneration of peripheral nerve cells.
- Immunoregulation: Laser light has a specific, direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobins and lymphocytes. Laser energy is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme “flavomononucleotide” is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
- Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast and collegen development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is effective post surgical healing and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.