MLS Laser

When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities.

Cascadia Chiropractic Centre is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.

Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in some of the finest institutions, including Harvard University. MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology.

Photons of laser energy deeply penetrate up to 5 cm into damaged tissues and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.

There are no known side-effects! Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and Health Canada and is safe and effective.

Manage Pain, Reduce Inflammation, Speed Recovery

MLS: the Multiwave Locked System, a class IV patented emission system that synchronizes continuous and pulsed emissions providing well-aimed procedures that generate simultaneous anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, and in considerably reduced times with respect to traditional laser therapy.

MLS Laser Therapy, through extensive research, has optimized all factors in a Therapeutic Laser providing revolutionary results in considerably reduced treatment times while maintaining complete patient safety.

MLS Laser Therapy products are helping medical professionals treat patients who present with debilitating acute or chronic pain. This painless and non-invasive modality alleviates pain and inflammation while accelerating the healing process.

10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

  • Rapid relief of pain
  • Strong anti-inflammatory effect
  • Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
  • Rapid resolution of swollen areas
  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
  • Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
  • Reduces Scar Tissue Formation
  • No known side effects
  • Non-surgical, painless and non-invasive
  • Drug free

Effectively Treats Pain Associated With:

  • Arthritis (knees, hips, hands, etc)
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Neck, back, and Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Sprains/Strains
  • Inflammation, Swelling, and Edema
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis & Ligament Injuries
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Degenerative Joint and Disc Disease
  • Trigger Points and Sore Muscles

FAQs of MLS Laser Therapy

What are the Most Common Indications?

The most common MLS Laser Therapy indications are pain relief, intervertebral disc disease, degenerative joint disease, arthritic conditions, muscular/skeletal system trauma, and inflammatory conditions.

What Can I Expect During the Treatment?

MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts 6 to 15 minutes.  Some patients stated they feel a comfortable warm sensation in the area being treated, while other patients usually don’t feel the laser.  There is no pain, heat, or swelling during or after the treatment.

How Many Treatments Are Usually Needed to Get Results?

Positive results can often been seen after 1 to 3 treatments.  Most conditions have protocols that range from 6-10 treatments.  Any swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain.  The treatment effects are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvements as you proceed through your treatment plan.

What Wavelengths are used in MLS Laser Therapy?

MLS Laser Therapy uses both the 808nm and 905nm wavelengths simultaneously.  The 808nm wavelength is delivered using continuous emission while the 905nm wavelength is delivered using pulsed emission.

Why are 2 wavelengths used?

MLS Laser Therapy uses two wavelengths to overcome the limits of traditional Laser Therapy. Traditional Laser therapy does not deliver both wavelengths in a reinforcing and synchronized fashion.

Continuous laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build ups; however they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process.

Pulsed laser emissions, on the other hand, have a practically immediate effect on pain, since they are able to induce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema.

What is the Advantages of MLS Laser Therapy over traditional low level lasers (LLLT)?

MLS Laser Therapy is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time.  LLLT cannot achieve these results because of the limitations of using one or two wavelengths that are not synchronized.  The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the emissions to achieve results previously unattainable.  Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.

What is MLS?

MLS Stands for Multi-wave Lock System.  MLS is the name of the technology used that utilizes the patented combination of wavelengths.

How was MLS Laser Therapy Developed and Tested?

MLS Laser 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.

Is MLS Clinically Validated?

MLS Laser Therapy has been developed and tested for nearly 3 decades, following a strict course of biomedical and clinical research by world-class research organizations for treating traumatic and degenerative painful diseases.  The departments of Biology at the University of Turin (Italy) and the University of Padova (Brazil), as well as the Department of Anatomy and the Orthopedic Clinic at the University of Padova, and Harvard Medical School (USA) have studied and verified the remarkable effectiveness of MLS Laser Therapy.

What Are Their Certifications?

The quality, efficiency and safety of MLS devices are approved by the American FDA and Health Canada with the following use indications:

“The ‘MLS Family’ Diode Laser is intended to provide topical heating for the purpose of elevating tissue temperature for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain and stiffness, arthritis pain, or muscle spasm, the temporary increase in local blood circulation and/or promoting relaxation of muscle.”