MLS Laser Therapy for
Sciatica & Back Pain
Back pain is a common health condition characterized by stabbing, burning, and shooting painful sensations in the spine. The pain can radiate down your leg and cause sciatica, a condition that refers to pain in the sciatic nerve. Sciatica affects one side of the body and lead to severe discomfort and pain.
Sciatic pain is usually caused by irritation, inflammation, compression, and pinching of a nerve in the lumbar spine. The most common is a slipped or herniated disc, which puts pressure on the nerve root in the lower back.
Lumbar spine pain continues to be an epidemic. It affects over 85% of people in the U.S at some point in their life. The majority of acute back pain results from strain, sprain, and other injuries. On the other hand, the cause of chronic back pain is multifactorial.
People with lower back pain and sciatica can undergo treatments, such as over-the-counter pain-relieving medications (ibuprofen), prescription drugs (opioids), physical therapy, and surgery (open back and minimally invasive surgery).
Research studies have highlighted multiple physiologic and biochemical effects of MLS laser therapy. These are anti-inflammatory effects, modulation of pain, and accelerated healing of tissues, making MLS laser therapy by OrthoLazer an effective and safe treatment option for back pain and sciatica. Read on!
Back Pain and Sciatica Relief
with MLS Laser Therapy
MLS Laser Therapy is a new method to treat inflammatory disorders, including back pain and sciatica. It is prescription medication free and noninvasive method to manage pain related to back pain.
Multi-Wave Locked System (MLS) is a laser therapy method designed to reduce inflammation, edema, and pain. It uses therapeutic laser energy wavelengths that penetrate deep into the cells and trigger certain bio-chemicals, producing analgesic effects.
MLS Laser system operates at lower wavelengths to produce greater analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Compared to other conservative treatment methods, it is a controlled system that delivers laser energy in safe ways.
Besides, MLS therapy works by utilizing targeted cells with controlled laser energy wavelength dosage. Health professionals can use it for a wide range of spinal conditions, including arthritis, painful degenerative disc disease, post-surgical inflammation, tendonitis, chronic back and sciatic pain, etc.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
- No known side effects.
- Painless and Non-Invasive.
- Opioid free.
- 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.
Sciatic pain is usually caused by a slipped disc, herniated disc, or pinched nerve in the lower back. The disc pinches the nerve root and causes pain in the lumbar spine. The pain radiates to the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve causing severe discomfort, numbness, and painful sensations.
When conservative treatments fail to provide relief, patients undergo minimally invasive surgery, such as lumbar interbody fusion, laminectomy, and microdiscectomy. On the other hand, one can avoid the complex surgeries by undergoing MLS laser therapy treatment. Some of the benefits of MLS laser therapy for back pain and sciatic pain include:
MLS laser therapy has anti-inflammatory and anti-edema effects on the pinched nerve in the lower back (lumbar spine). It activates vasodilation and tiggers the lymphatic drainage system in the spinal column to drain inflammatory areas. As a result, the patient gets relief from pain and discomfort. It also reduces inflammation caused by compressed nerves in the back or leg.
MLS Laser Therapy is safe procedures that can produce soothing effects on nerve cells in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It blocks painful sensations transmitted by nerve cells to the brain to reduce nerve sensitivity.
The decreased inflammation around the damaged disc leads to less discomfort, numbness, irritation, and pain. It also increases endorphins, serotonin, and other painkilling chemicals to reduce lower back pain and sciatica.
Cell Growth and Tissue Repair
One of the main benefits of MLS laser therapy is faster cell growth and tissue repair. Lasers produce light photons that penetrate deeply into spinal tissues and accelerate cellular growth.
It increases the amount of energy to the cell so that it can use more nutrients and get rid of toxins or inflammatory substances that cause painful sensations in the spine. When the cells are exposed to laser energy, they trigger repair mechanisms and begin the healing process.
Improved Metabolic and Vascular Activities
Laser light increases the formation of new blood vessels in the damaged tissues to speed up the process of healing. It reduces scar tissues and closes wounds quickly after open-back surgery. Another benefit of MLS laser therapy is accelerated angiogenesis that leads to temporary vasodilation.
It also improves metabolic activity at the cellular level and creates higher outputs of cellular enzymes. MLS laser therapy likewise supplies more oxygen and nutrients to the affected area in the spine to soothe the pinched nerve.
Improved Nerve Function
MLS laser therapy is effective for improving nerve function in the cervical and lumbar spine. A damaged nerve in the spine or leg can result in irritation, numbness, and pain. Laser light speeds the nerve cell reconnection process, reduces inflammation, and alleviates pain.
MLS laser therapy also stimulates the developed of fibroblasts in the damaged tissues. Fibroblasts play a key role in repairing cells or replacing old tissues with new ones in all parts of the body, including the spine. So, if you have undergone spinal surgery and want to reduce the rehabilitation period, you should undergo MLS laser therapy.
Research shows that MLS laser therapy can treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine) and sciatica. The treatment does not require the patient to use any medications.
The treatment has no known adverse effects on the patient’s body. In fact, it is more effective than several forms of physical therapy. The typical course of MLS laser therapy is 10 to 15 minutes for back pain and sciatica.
The patient will receive the treatment 2-3 times a week and feel improvement in sciatic or back pain after 1-3 treatments. If you have severe back pain due to ruptured disc, spondylolysis, or herniated disc, it may take up to 10 visits to feel the benefits of MLS laser therapy.
Contact Us Today
Get in touch with the team at OrthoLazer in Newburgh, NY today to discuss your questions and health issues to discover if OrthoLazer’s M8 Robotic Laser Therapy is the correct treatment for your needs.
We can then book you in to see our specialist pain relief physician at our Newburgh practice that can personalize the program for your specific needs, begin the pain relief process which will have significant impact on improving your quality of life.