Monday May 14, 2018
Nearly 50% of Americans experience musculoskeletal pain, and each year these conditions result in medical bills, lost productivity and missed work or school. There are many different treatment modalities for this type of pain, and all are accompanied by their own set of risks and benefits. If you are treating patients with pain, you should consider the benefits of neurological electrical stimulation and speak with your patients about the opportunity.
What is Laser Therapy?
Low-level laser therapy is a process by which a laser creates usable cellular energy through the absorption of light by photosensitive organelles. Low-level laser therapy doses came onto the pain management scene about a decade ago and have been touted as an alternative non-invasive treatment for different types of arthritis. Research suggests that non-invasive, drug-free laser therapy reduces pain associated with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
LaserStim has been validated in vitro, in vivo and in controlled laboratory experiments as well as clinical practice. The MR4 LaserStim™ is the world’s first and only FDA-cleared e-stim device combining neurological electrical stimulation and laser in a single probe. It doesn’t just treat symptoms – it can actually promote recovery.
Beyond arthritis, LaserStim can be used to address many different acute and chronic conditions and pain associated with:
- Muscle spasm
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
Due to its non-invasive nature, LaserStim has a wider list of treatment applications than most traditional pain treatment modalities. Here are some of the main benefits associated with LaserStim treatment for all of your pain patients and athletes.
LaserStim is Precise
It can sometimes be hard for patients to describe exactly where their pain is coming from, but TARGET™ technology can help you determine exact pain points. Treatment Area Recognition and Guidance Enhanced Technology (TARGET) helps to address uncertainty and supports pain relief by constantly scanning tissue to rapidly locate areas needing treatment. Once the TARGET technology detects the area in question, it automatically administers the proper amount of super pulsed laser through Dosimetry Optimization by Skin Electrophysiology (DOSE™). DOSE detects and provides feedback until normalization of the targeted tissue occurs.
A super pulsed laser produces high-powered light in billionth-of-a-second pulses, which drives the pulses of the protons deep into the target tissue area.
Ultimately, the precision of LaserStim saves time for clinicians and patients by getting the exact dose in the exact spot needed.
LaserStim is Fast and Easy to Use
LaserStim is safe, effective and easy-to-use. Through TARGET technology, clinicians can find the optimal treatment locations. You can preset frequencies to help control the depth of therapeutic energy below the skin’s surface. LaserStim is also portable and is now available in a cordless model – the MR5 ACTIV PRO with LaserStim.
Patients report that neurological electrical stimulation provides faster pain relief than other treatment options, and they can actually feel the treatment in real time. It is easy, comfortable and scientifically proven.
LaserStim Can Boost Your Practice
Beyond the clinical benefits of LaserStim TARGET and DOSE technology, offering neurological electrical stimulation can benefit your practice as a whole. LaserStim technology provides a treatment alternative for patients who do not want to resort to prescription medications or surgery for pain relief. They can rest easy knowing the treatment is non-invasive and that they will get the right dose every time they come in for treatment. This could lead to more referrals and ultimately increased revenue for your practice.
Additionally, your patients may be able to acquire potential insurance reimbursement due to the simultaneous use of light and neurostimulation therapies.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "One in two Americans have a musculoskeletal condition: New report outlines the prevalence, scope, cost and projected growth of musculoskeletal disorders in the U.S." March 2016.
- “The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain,” MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology, June 2015.