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Laser Therapy Specialist

The Spine Group

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located throughout Texas

Many areas of medicine utilize laser therapy to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain. At The Spine Group throughout Texas, fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician Eric Miller, MD, and his team offer many innovative pain management treatments, including laser therapy. Find out more about laser therapy by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Laser Therapy Q & A

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is one of the interventional pain management treatments available at The Spine Group. This innovative pain management tool reduces pain and inflammation, stimulates healing of your damaged tissue, relaxes tense muscles, and helps support nerve regeneration. 

The Spine Group wants nothing more than to find the most effective treatment to help you get relief from your pain so you can live your best life. Laser therapy may be one of the services that helps you achieve your health goals. 

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy works by using varying wavelengths of energy. Your body absorbs this energy, triggering a physiological reaction at the cellular level. 

These physiological changes work in many ways, including:

Relieving pain

The laser energy reduces pain by decreasing levels of a pain-producing chemical — bradykinin. It also activates the release of your body’s endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. 

Reducing inflammation

Laser therapy reduces inflammation by increasing circulation to the damaged tissue, helping remove debris, and supplying oxygen and nutrients. The laser energy also decreases molecules that cause inflammation. 

Stimulating tissue repair

The energy from the laser treatment penetrates into the deep layers of your tissue to activate and accelerate cell growth and tissue regeneration. Laser therapy also increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) activity in your cells, accelerating the repair process.

Stem cell activation

Stem cells are your body’s blank cells that have the ability to transform into specialized cells like muscle and bone cells. Laser therapy increases stem cell activity in your damaged tissue to improve healing.

Am I a candidate for laser therapy?

Schedule a consultation at The Spine Group to see if you’re a candidate for laser therapy. The interventional pain management experts may recommend laser therapy to treat minor injuries or pain conditions, such as sprains and strains, neck pain, or back pain.

They may also include laser therapy with other treatments to maximize healing and pain relief.

What happens during laser therapy?

Your interventional pain management physician customizes your laser therapy treatment based on your diagnosis. When treating pain, physicians use low-level laser systems, causing little to no discomfort.

Treatment takes about 10 minutes. Though you may notice improvements in your pain after your first session, you may gain the most benefits from a series of up to five laser therapy treatments. 

Call The Spine Group or schedule your laser therapy consultation online today.