Effect of MLS® Laser Therapy on pain and satisfaction for musculoskeletal conditions: a Retrospective Study

B. Blevins, J. Simoncic, D. Kiburz
Energy for Health [19], 2019

What most often runs in parallel with injuries, chronic joint damage, and post-operative wounds is pain. Pain management is a duty that physicians must assist patients with on a daily basis. There is an abundance of pain-reducing techniques used in clinics today, including opiate pain medications and steroid injections, with new medications and technologies continuing to be developed. MLS® Laser Therapy is a growing pain-reducing technique that utilizes light to produce anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. This retrospective chart analysis study was designed to evaluate patient pain and satisfaction for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions before and after treatments with MLS® Laser Therapy. The study included post-hoc charts available at a laser pain center in Sedalia, Missouri, United States. The average decrease in reported pain was 46% at (or after) three treatment sessions and 55% at (or after) six treatment sessions.
The average patient satisfaction for all 11 conditions was 71% satisfied or better, while the average doctor-reported improvement for all conditions was 67%. Results indicate MLS® Therapy Laser as a pain free, noninvasive alternative to reducing pain and increasing satisfaction for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.