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MLS® Laser Therapy: Reduce pain. Relieve inflammation. Restore mobility.
Laser Therapy for Pain Relief in Tampa, FL
When a physical condition or injury causes pain, affects your mobility or your quality of life, there is one goal: the rapid reduction of pain and a return to the activities that you love.
Dr. George A. Kollias is proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology by being one of the first physicians in the Tampa Bay Area to offer MLS Laser Therapy. By adding one of the most advanced therapy systems for pain relief as a key component of his practice he continues in his quest to offer patients the very finest in drugless, non-surgical care.
MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have strong pain reducing, anti-inflammatory effects on injured tissue. Patients who have suffered injuries or suffer from chronic conditions that are accompanied by pain and inflammation can benefit from this technology.
Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of treatment with the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process at the cellular level, thereby speeding recovery. Unlike some drug based treatments, there are no known negative side effects. Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and is safe and effective.
MLS Laser Therapy utilizes two distinct frequencies (808 nm and 905 nm) of Low Level Laser Therapy known as LLLT. LLLT has proven effective as evidenced by numerous studies worldwide as well as in in our country’s finest institutions including Harvard University. Studies showing the effectiveness of (LLLT) have been published in medical journals such as the Lancet and by the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Therapy as well as others. For more information regarding the scientific basis of MLS laser therapy and Low Level laser Therapy in general please review our "Research" page at the top of this website.
Patients who undergo MLS Laser Therapy report either no sensation or a mild, soothing warmth while receiving the treatment. Treatments are fast, averaging only 8-10 minutes per body part .In many cases, by the second or third treatment, swelling is greatly reduced and there is a significant relief of pain. MLS Laser Therapy is fast-acting; many patients experience relief after just the first few sessions, while most of our patients have experienced positive results rapidly. The average course of treatment is 7 to 10 sessions to obtain lasting relief. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your Treatment Plan. Chronic conditions may take longer to heal and can subsequently be controlled with maintenance sessions.
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
- Non-Surgical Treatment
- No Negative Side Effects • Rapid Results
- Speeds Healing Process
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats:
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle strains and tears
- Sore muscles and joints
- Degenerative joint conditions
- Neurological pain
- General pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Pre and post-surgical treatment
- Anti-inflammation applications
- Specific neurological conditions
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
- Rapid relief of pain
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
Science of MLS:
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy is a patented, FDA cleared technology designed to produce an efficient and simultaneous effect on pain, contracture, inflammation, and edema within a short period of time. The control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the emissions to achieve optimum results. Due to this unique synchronization, the various therapeutic effects not only take place at the same time, but reciprocally reinforce each other, without the risk of thermal damage.
The Following Table Summarizes the Characteristics of the MLS Laser Impulse: