Multi Radiance Medical president and CEO Max Kanarsky demonstrates the company’s FibroLux therapy laser, which offers temporary pain relief to fibromyalgia patients. The medical device company is headquartered in Solon.Julie E Washington, cleveland.com
SOLON, Ohio — Whenever Kimberly Kazdan’s dogs jumped on her legs, the pressure felt like knives stabbing her muscles.
Her pain, fatigue and lack of sleep were symptoms of fibromyalgia, an illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. Kazdan, 54, a nurse living in Rochester, New York, spent years missing out on family activities and battling fatigue until she found relief in a laser therapy device created by a Solon medical device company..
“I have never felt so good in my in my life,” Kazdan said. “I could actually rub my legs with my hands, which is something that I hadn’t been able to do for a long time. It was just amazing to me that it took away that muscle pain.”
Multi Radiance Medical made the MRM FibroLux therapy laser that brought Kazdan short-term relief.
The company recently received Food and Drug Administration approval for one of the first laser therapy devices designed specifically for fibromyalgia patients. Multi Radiance Medical makes laser therapy equipment for the treatment of other conditions such as chronic pain, muscle stiffness and spasms.
The FibroLux therapy laser is a portable, handheld device that’s pointed at various parts of the body to bring temporary relief of pain. It works by using light energy, in the form of photons — the energy units that make up light.