Q: What is High Power MLS Laser Therapy
A: MLS Laser Therapy is a medical procedure that uses highly focused laser light energy to treat pain and inflammation. It works at the cellular level by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It works equally as well, whether the injury is recent or it has been a long term problem. MLS stands for Multiwave Locked System. This patented technology uses two synchronized wavelengths. The benefits of the combining these two wavelengths can be found here.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Since its FDA clearance, millions of patient treatments have been performed and there has never been a reported side effect. Laser therapy can be found in every medical discipline including prestigious medical schools. It is frequently used to treat professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: No, actually it is quite comfortable and soothing. Many patients feel pain relief within a few minutes of the treatment session.
Q: Why should I choose MLS Laser Therapy over other devices?
A: The MLS system uses a patented dual wave treatment that effectively treats both pain and inflammation simultaneously. The treatment is administered using a robotic laser array that ensures the right amount of energy is equally applied to the treatment area.
Q: Who is the doctor?
Dr. Scott Denny is trained both as a chiropractic and acupuncture physician. He has been treating individuals who suffer from a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions since 1985. Dr. Denny has worked with many of the top doctors and therapists in pain management in order to find new and innovative methods to help patients reduce or eliminate pain. He has served as the President of the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), and is a Diplomate of the AAPM. He is a founding member and Director of the Laser Pain Management Association. He has received additional training in Advanced MLS Laser Therapy. He is also a member of the North American Association for Light Therapy (NAALT).
Q: How many therapeutic laser sessions does it typically take?
A: It depends on the nature of the ailment. Injuries such as tennis or golfer’s elbow can be resolved in as few as six treatments. More chronic conditions require between 10 and 15 sessions to achieve a maximum therapeutic benefit.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost will vary depending on how many treatments you will need and how long each treatment will be. A 10 to 15 minute treatment is $75 while longer treatments can be more depending on the number of areas being treated. There is a fee for the examination needed before Laser Therapy begins. An initial consultation is free.
Q: Why doesn’t my insurance cover this?
A: MLS Laser Therapy Laser Therapy is a relatively new technology and it does not have a distinct CPT code (Insurance Code). As a result, it is not yet recognized by most insurance payers, including Medicare.
Q: Why doesn’t my doctor know about it?
A: Since MLS Laser is such a new and upcoming treatment approach, many physicians who do not deal with neuromusculoskeletal pain on a daily basis have not yet heard about this treatment modality. Unfortunately for patients in today’s insurance based medical world, doctors only offer patients treatment for those procedures they can get reimbursed by the insurance companies. Please have your doctor visit our Physician Page to hear what medical providers have to say about MLS Laser Therapy.
Q: Will I need to continue treatments indefinitely?
A: No, our goal is to try to identify the source of your problem and correct it — especially if it is a biomechanical issue. We use MLS to accelerate the healing process and heal the condition. MLS brings about pain relief by healing the inflamed and injured tissue. Results have proven to be long term, if not permanent, for the majority of conditions we treat. On occasion, there are conditions that require periodic maintenance treatments. Since the MLS has no side effects, the laser can be administered throughout a patient’s lifetime.
Q: Is MLS Therapy approved by the FDA?
A: Yes, the FDA has cleared the use of MLS therapy and it is also patented via the US Patent Office.
Q: What is the advantage of MLS Therapy over traditional low level lasers (LLLT)?
A: MLS 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.
Q: What does MLS stand for?
A: MLS is an abbreviation for Multiwave Locked System. MLS is the name of the technology used that utilizes a patented combination of infrared wavelengths. The two wavelengths work together, much like a symphony, to deliver superior results.
Q: Can MLS Therapy be used if I had prior surgery or implanted metal?
A: Yes, MLS Therapy can oftentimes help even if surgery has failed. In addition, unlike other therapeutic lasers in this class, MLS Therapy can be applied to areas where surgical hardware has been implanted without any risk.
Q: Where can I get scientific information on Laser Therapy?
A: Specific scientific information on MLS Laser Therapy can be found on Cutting Edge Laser's website, and also by visiting ASA Laser. General laser therapy research by condition can be found here. For information on how laser therapy works click here. Information about the Laser Pain Management Association can be found here. A summary sheet of the benefits of MLS Laser Therapy can be found here. Please click here for the North American Association for Light Therapy (NAALT). Please click here for the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT).
Q: Are there any other locations available?
A: Dr. Denny maintains an a satellite location with David Paul, M.D., at 2020 NE 48th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. The phone number for that office is 754-200-1555. Please visit our contact us page for more information.