Lasers & The Future of Medicine

What was once science fiction is becoming science fact. Did you know we owe automatic doors to the crew of the original Star Trek show with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy? A stagehand was sick of opening the doors on the Enterprise when actors approached, so he rigged up a pressure switch that was triggered when the actors walked over it and caused the doors to slide open. Supermarkets took this technology and ran with it, a precursor to the motion detector doors we now have in every major retail store. Well, it seems the same thing is happening with those laser guns that science fiction popularized, except instead of causing harm it seems that laser will be the key to healing.

 

Modern medicine has found that certain wavelengths of concentrated light can speed cell regeneration and healing. In our surgery center, The Institute for Corrective Surgery of the Foot & Ankle, located in Waycross Georgia, we use MLS Laser Therapy to speed healing. The lasers unique wavelength stimulates regrowth in cells, speeding the healing process. This also triggers increased blood flow to the area of injury, further speeding up the bodies natural healing process.

 

If you or a loved one is experiencing pain from a recent surgery or injury please schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists to discuss the benefits of MLS Laser Therapy.

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