Prescription painkillers are often subscribed after an injury, surgery, or chronic pain. Yet we know in our country we have a major problem with opioid misuse, addiction, and even overdose. How did we get to this place where so many people are struggling with opioid addictions? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in the mid 90’s the Pharmaceutical companies informed the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioids, so Physicians started to prescribe them at a higher rate. This caused many problems and many people struggled with misuse before it became clear that they indeed are highly addictive. Overdose rates began to rapidly increase. Today, it is estimated that EVERY DAY 130 people DIE from an OPIOID OVERDOSE.
Statistics from the NIDA states that approximately 21 to 29% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. That number is way too high! People can experience chronic pain throughout their entire body including their feet and ankles . At Idaho Foot and Ankle Center , it is important to us to find and use alternatives to prescription painkillers for chronic foot and ankle pain . We are so excited to share with you the wonderful benefits to MLS Laser Therapy .
The FDA-approved MLS Laser Therapy uses concentrated light energy to stimulate the body’s own healing process. This therapy can speed up the process of relieving pain and inflammation for many conditions! Some of the conditions this therapy is used for are:
- Neuropathy and Nerve Pain
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Sore muscles, strains, and tears
- Pain due to Injuries such as sprains , etc
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Pre and Post-op Treatments
- Inflammatory Problems.
There are many benefits to MLS Laser Therapy . Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute injuries usually subside quickly while chronic issues can be controlled with regular treatments. Another benefit is there are no known side effects, it is pain free, and drug free! Looking for more information? Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about MLS Laser Therapy :
Does It Hurt? What Does The Treatment Feel Like? There is little or no sensation during treatment.
Can Laser Therapy Be Used Over Medical Implants Or Over Metal? Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no side effects. It is extremely effective for post-operative wound healing. Many foot and ankle post surgical patients see us for care.
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