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At American Back Institute, we offer a range of therapies designed to provide comprehensive care for your injuries and conditions. Therapeutic Laser Therapy is one treatment that we consider excellent for recovery, pain relief and reducing inflammation. Many patients are surprised that we want to use lasers to help them recover from their injuries – but rest assured, cold laser therapy is safe, gentle, non-invasive and a far cry from the lasers you are probably familiar with. As your multi-discipline practice in Oxford, AL, we encourage you to contact us to discover the benefits of laser therapy for yourself!
Lasers have been a topic in popular culture for a long time, so most people have a pretty clear image of what a laser is. But lasers can be more than the cutting tools you are familiar with. Lasers are simply light energy focused into a beam, and there is a spectrum of light energy that includes both heat energy and non-thermal energy. Cold laser therapy takes advantage of a different wavelength than the hot, cutting lasers seen on television and movies.
Instead of heating up or destroying tissue, a cold laser produces no heat. They transfer non-thermal light energy into the body to get to the source of an injury and stimulate the cells at the injury site. The stimulation provided by the light energy accelerates the cell’s natural healing and rejuvenation process, which helps your injury heal. Cold lasers have been shown to reduce inflammation, lessen pain and accelerate healing.
Cold laser therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions, including:
Yes! We are committed to using therapies with proven benefits, and cold laser therapy definitely falls under this category. There have been a variety of studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of cold laser therapy.
If you are suffering from an injury, or any condition that leaves you in pain and dealing with inflammation, we would like the opportunity to help. Please contact our team today to schedule an appointment and discover the benefits of cold laser therapy. Contact us at 256-237-9423 today to get started.