Laser Therapy at South Texas Spine & Joint Institute

Class IV Thermal Laser Technology

South Texas Spine & Joint Institute in San Antonio utilizes the LiteCure LCT-1000 (FDA cleared in 2007), a Class IV Thermal Laser to administer our laser therapy treatments. We can treat a wide variety of conditions including: neck pain, back pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, nerve pain, contusions, fractures, post-operative scar tissue, and many other acute and chronic conditions with laser therapy.

History of Laser Therapy Treatment for Pain

Using light in various forms for healing date back to the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Laser therapy is based on the beneficial use of light for healing. Laser therapy has been utilized in stimulating tissues for 40 years around the world with little known side effects. Recent advances in laser therapy devices and more research into the appropriate dosages have dramatically improved the results of this therapy.

Laser Therapy Safety

Laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 as an effective method for temporary pain relief with no known side effects.

Thermal laser treatments are non-invasive as the low level laser does not break the skin, unlike surgical lasers. Furthermore, the low-energy beams and very low absorption rates do not harm the skin. However, with any laser treatment, precautions are necessary with certain conditions, such as cancer, pregnancy, and thyroid issues. Your doctor will discuss your medical history prior to any laser therapy treatment.

The FDA has approved low level laser devices for relief of the following conditions:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Stiffness associated with arthritis
  • Pain associated with muscle spasms
  • Hand pain and wrist pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Healing
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Non-Chemical Pain Relief

Laser Therapy helps treat herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease, inflammation, and more.

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Laser Therapy Treatments

The laser light source is placed in contact with the skin on the area being treated, allowing the light energy (photons) to penetrate tissue where it interacts to increase circulation and help restore normal cellular function. The laser works by flooding your body’s tissues with photons which energizes damaged cells and increases circulation in areas of pain. Your body responds to the treatment by quickly reducing inflammation, increasing and accelerating the healing capacity of the tissues, and turning off the cells which send the pain signals.

The total number of treatments needed depends on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and each patient’s individual response.

Laser Therapy & Athletes, Recovery and Rehabilitation

Laser therapy is commonly used by professional athletes and sports trainers as part of their routine pain management plan. Studies have shown that laser therapy helps athletes of any level heal faster and with a more positive outcome.

Laser Therapy Videos

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