FAQ’s about MLS Laser Pain Therapy
Q: Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for MLS Laser Therapy?
A: MLS Laser Therapy may be covered by Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). If you participate in a HSA or FSA, please contact your human resource department or HSA/FSA provider to inquire how to be reimbursed.
Q: Is the MLS Laser Therapy covered by insurance?
A: MLS Laser Therapy is not covered by insurance. However, if you are being treated as part of a workman’s compensation claim, your MLS Therapy treatments may be covered.
Q: What if I don’t feel full relief from the MLS Laser Therapy Treatments?
A: For a small percentage of patients, the laser treatments may provide only temporary or limited relief. Just as with all treatments for pain and injury, it is not possible to predict who will receive full relief.
Q: Will the MLS Laser Therapy help bone fractures heal more quickly?
A: Studies have shown this laser stimulates the bone healing process. Our experience shows that Laser treatment appears to speed up the healing process and can decrease the recovery time by half or more.
Q: Will the Laser hurt or damage my eyes?
A: No. Protective eyewear is worn by the patient and therapist operating the laser, as well as anyone else in the treatment room.
Q: Is there a difference between the robotic laser and the handheld laser?
A: No. During your treatment, the therapist may switch from the large laser to the handheld laser. The handheld laser allows the therapist to treat a smaller area. The strength of the laser is the same.
Q: Who should not have laser therapy?
A: Laser therapy cannot be given directly over an area within 48 hours after cortisone injection, over an area with cancer and over the abdomen of pregnant women.
Q: When can a person receive more laser treatments?
A: A person can have additional laser treatments within 3-6 months after the initial treatment series.
Q: What type of results can I expect from the MLS Laser Therapy?
A: More than 90% of our patients have experienced significant improvement of their symptoms in as little as one to two treatments.
Q: How long is the treatment?
A: The length of the treatment and the number of treatments needed vary by patient and condition. Most acute conditions less than three month’s duration are treated with one phase of six short treatments. Most chronic conditions greater than three months duration can be successfully controlled with one phase of 10 short treatments followed by an occasional maintenance treatment. Each treatment averages 8 minutes.
Q: Are there side effects?
A: There are no known side effects. While a few patients have stated they feel a comfortable warm sensation in the area being treated, patients don’t usually feel the laser. There is no pain, heat, redness, or swelling during or after treatment.
Q: How does the MLS Laser work?
A: The area to be treated is carefully outlined and MLS Laser Therapy is applied in a rhythmic manner. The dual action and precise synchronization of pulsed and continuous laser emissions work at the cellular level and strengthen the therapeutic effect. MLS Laser Therapy promotes healing and quickly brings cells back to optimal condition—all in an 8 minute session.
Q: What type of conditions does MLS Laser Treatment Therapy treat?
A: Tendonitis, such as golf and tennis elbow • Plantar Fasciitis • Epicondylitis Trauma Muscle Strains • Sprains, Contusions, Neck & Back Pain • Bursitis • Re-Occurring chronic tendinitis of the neck, shoulder, back, hands, fingers, knees, ankles and feet • Increases post-surgical healing and recovery
Q: Is the MLS Laser a hot or cold laser?
A: This type of laser is a state of the art class IV infrared cold laser.
Q: How is MLS Laser Therapy different from other laser therapies currently offered?
A: Current traditional laser therapy provides partial treatment at best by reducing inflammation or pain but never both at the same time. MLS Laser Therapy synchronizes the dual action of both continuous and pulsed light therapy to reduce pain, swelling, and speed healing and recovery.
Q: How does it work?
A: The light energy (photons) penetrates deeply into damaged cells and stimulates cellular activity. As a result of exposure to the laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves.
Q: What is laser therapy?
A: Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that uses light energy (photons) for tissue healing and pain reduction. Until now, there have been only pulsed light lasers that control swelling and continuous light lasers that control pain, but not both.