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Have Chronic Shoulder Pain? Consider MLS Therapy

Have Chronic Shoulder Pain? Consider MLS Therapy

Chronic shoulder pain just isn’t something you can ignore easily. Shoulder pain makes everyday tasks like getting dressed painful δΈ€ if not impossible! 

If you're dealing with chronic shoulder pain, multiwave locked system (MLS®) laser therapy could be a valuable addition to your treatment plan. Here at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center, Dr. Dustin Hamoy, DPT, MTC, DNC, CKTP, CWCHP uses MLS laser therapy system from ASA Laser for pain management, and that includes shoulder pain management. 

Here’s what you need to know about shoulder pain and MLS laser therapy.

What is MLS laser therapy?

MLS therapy utilizes a combination of synchronized pulsed emissions at specific wavelengths to penetrate deep into your affected shoulder tissues. This noninvasive approach promotes cellular healing, reduces inflammation, and alleviates pain associated with various shoulder conditions.

How MLS laser therapy can help with shoulder pain

MLS therapy shows promising outcomes for people dealing with chronic shoulder pain. Many people report significant improvements in pain reduction, increased range of motion, and enhanced overall shoulder function after a series of MLS sessions. 

When combined with physical exercise, MLS laser therapy is more effective in pain relief than TENS treatments, physical therapy alone, or ultrasound therapy.

Here’s how it works: 

MLS laser therapy targets pain the source

MLS laser therapy targets pain directly at its source. When the energy pulses reach your shoulder tissues, they stimulate your body's natural healing processes, increase blood flow (which brings healing nutrients and oxygen),  accelerate tissue repair (due to the increased blood flow), and improve your overall shoulder joint function.

MLS laser therapy helps to decrease nerve sensitivity

MLS laser therapy helps to decrease pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity. The laser energy impacts your nerves and helps to  block pain transmitted by the nerve cells in your shoulder to your brain.

MLS laser therapy helps reduce swelling and inflammation

MLS laser therapy helps decrease inflammation, and less inflammation (edema) means less pain.

Benefits of MLS laser therapy

According to ASA Laser, MLS laser therapy is 90% effective in reducing pain. Depending on what underlying condition is causing your pain, LMS laser therapy can also help you postpone (or even avoid) shoulder surgery.

MLS therapy is quick and often well-tolerated with minimal side effects, which makes it a viable option if you’re seeking noninvasive and drug-free alternatives for managing your shoulder pain. It can stimulate your acupuncture points and trigger points, reduce fibrous tissue formation, and promote wound healing.

What types of conditions can MLS laser therapy help

Dr. Hamoy uses MLS laser therapy for a variety of shoulder problems, such as rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and other sports injuries.

Because MLS laser therapy uses a dual-action approach and penetrates deep, it’s particularly beneficial for conditions that involve soft tissue damage, such as strains, sprains, and inflammation. 

Regardless of what’s causing your shoulder pain, Dr. Hamoy may also include other elements into your treatment plan, especially physical therapy and lifestyle modifications.

Don’t let chronic shoulder pain wreak havoc on your life. Call our Glen Burnie, Maryland, office to find out what MLS laser therapy can do for you. You can reach us by phone (659-204-5737) or through our online request form.

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