Pain Blasting and Healing Robotic Laser Therapy
High-Tech Help for Pain
When you are in pain and you want help, the advances in laser science can save the day, especially with the Cutting Edge M6 robotic laser. Let me explain how (for the detail-oriented, there are several articles you can download at the bottom of this article). Laser therapy aims to photo-biostimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light (photobiomodulation). When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect (similar to how sunshine promotes a chemical reaction in the skin leading to tanning, not photo-thermal; therefore it does not cause heat damage to the tissues. Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities. Laser therapy light can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, ATP synthesis, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues. This is a critical step in reducing long term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Other formative cells are also positively influenced and immune enhancing effects are increased in the number of macrophages. Simply stated, patients get out of pain faster and heal at the same time.
I had pain in my left shoulder for about one year following a rotator cuff injury. The pain level was a 9 or 10 on a pain scale with 10 being the worst.
Dr. Johnson recommended I have a laser treatment for the pain, using the Cutting Edge MLS M6 Laser. After one laser therapy session, my pain level went to zero
- Gunnel Stahl, Shelby Township
Correct Dosage for the Best Results:
The single most important parameter for success in laser therapy treatment is the correct dosage of sufficient laser energy (Joules) to the target tissue. Dosage is determined by Joules per/cm2 and tissue depth. Too little, or too much laser photonic energy produces suboptimal results. Therefore there is an ‘Optimal Window’ of therapeutic dosage. The primary factors in laser therapy that determine dosage are Power and Time.
However, 65% of laser energy is absorbed through the skin and subcutaneous tissue layers including blood, melanin and water. In order to overcome these factors one must start with large quantities of energy to reach the deeper target cells and myofascial structures with a required dose.
Depth of Tissue Penetration:
Superficial conditions such as carpal tunnel, sprains, strains, wrists, elbows etc can be treated effectively with lower doses. However, if you are going to be treating deep tissue spinal injuries, hips, shoulders and neuropathies the target dose must be higher. (Class IV Laser) Hitting the target dose recommendation is critical. The Class IV MLS Laser delivers deep penetration, high therapeutic dosages, and decreased treatment times. You cannot make up for insufficient power by increasing treatment time. Depth of tissue penetration will not increase with more application time. Positive results require more than increasing time.
What is "Robotic" MLS Laser Therapy?
The MLS laser is a Class IV laser capable of producing the energy needed to achieve a therapeutic dose for superficial as well as deep tissues. In addition, it also has a patented technology called "Multi-wave Lock System" which enables less scatter for deep tissue treatment. The M6 Robotic MLS Laser also helps minimize human error by robotically applying the individualized correct therapeutic dosage needed for each patient.
Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970's. Now, after FDA approval in 2002 (Class III) and 2003 (Class IV), Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.
Laser Therapeutic Effects: 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. Blast your pain away!
Cellular Effects of Laser Thearpy: 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 (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Patient Benefits of Laser Therapy: Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates the healing process and decreases inflammation, pain and scar tissue formation. In the managment of chronic pain Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results.
FYI: In 2014, the North American Association for Laser Therapy agreed by consensus to promote the term Photobiomodulation (PDM) therapy as, “a form of light treatment that utilizes non ionizing forms of light sources, including lasers, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and broadband light, in the visible and infrared spectrum, involving an non-thermal process with endogenous chromosphere eliciting photo physical (I.e., linear and nonlinear) and photochemical events at various biological scales. This treatment results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including, but not limited to, the alleviation of pain or inflammation, immunomodulation, and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration”. 1
Transcranial Photobiomodulation Laser for the Brain
"Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying. One of the organ systems of the human body that is most necessary to life, and whose optimum functioning is most worried about by human kind in general, is the brain. The brain suffers from many different disorders that can be classified into three broad groupings: traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and global ischemia), degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson‘s), and psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder). There is some evidence that all these seemingly diverse conditions can be beneficially affected by applying light to the head. There is even the possibility that PBM could be used for cognitive enhancement in normal healthy people. In this transcranial PBM (tPBM) application, near-infrared (NIR) light is often applied to the forehead because of the better penetration (no hair, longer wavelength)." Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066074/
Cutting Edge of Non-Surgical Pain Relief and Tissue Repair
Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition is one of the first clinics in Michigan to offer their patients the latest advance in safe, comfortable and highly effective pain relief and tissue repair as taught by the American Functional Neurology Institute. The Cutting Edge MLS M6 Laser is one of the most technologically advanced therapeutic Class IV lasers approved by the FDA. The MLS Laser is capable of delivering over 100 times more healing energy than the most powerful devices of the previous generation (Class III – ‘Cold Lasers’ – LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy).
More power means shorter treatment times, less therapy needed and immediate pain relief. The Cutting Edge MLS Laser floods the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This increases the body’s production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate), expediting the healing process to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue.
MLS Stands for “Multi-Wave Lock System.” MLS is the name of the technology used that utilizes the patented combination of wavelengths. The 2 wavelengths are synchronized to work together, much like a symphony to deliver superior results. Like two musical instruments playing together in harmony, the patented MLS emission system organizes continuous and pulsed emission providing simultaneous anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in considerably reduced times. In addition, this unique patented synchronization of multiple wavelengths creates less ‘scatter’ and allows for safe deep tissue treatment. (Scatter can produce heat in the tissues and is the reason why with other Class IV therapeutic laser devices the therapist must keep the laser beam in motion). Treatments take just a few minutes and are painless, however, the therapeutic effects continue to soothe and heal long after the treatment ends.
The Following Table Summarizes the Characteristics of the MLS Laser Impulse:
The Science of MLS Laser Therapy:
How was MLS Therapy developed and tested?
Effective and safe
MLS Laser Therapy combines stationary application for exceptional dosing control with the appropriate combination of wavelengths. By delivering separate but simultaneous wavelengths for both anti-edema and analgesic effects, this laser evokes a rapid, powerful stimulatory response without the threat of tissue damage.
MLS Therapy has been developed and tested following a strict course of biomedical and clinical research. The effectiveness of the combination of the emissions making up the MLS pulse was initially tested in vitro on cellular cultures, then in vivo on animals, and finally by means of controlled clinical trials run by major state-of-the-art health organizations for treating traumatic and degenerative painful diseases.
Numerous Studies show that MLS Laser Therapy can help with:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Repetitive Stress injuries
- Chondromalaica Patellae
- Plantar Fascitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Venous Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Deep Edema / Congestion
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
What are the benefits?
- No known side effects
- Painless and Non-Invasive
- Rapid relief of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured regions
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
PDF DOWNLOADS OF CUTTING EDGE LASER PAMPHLETS & SCIENTIFIC STUDIES:
Transcranial Photobiomodulation Resources:
1. Anders JJ, Lanzafme RJ, Aran PR, Low-level light/laser therapy versus Photobiomodulation therapy. Photomed Laser Surg 2015;33(4):183-4