Red Light Therapy for Effective Pain Relief
What is Infrared Laser Therapy and how does it work?
Low-level infrared therapy uses a type of low-energy laser, which concentrates light in the infrared spectrum to increase circulation and reduce pain to specific areas. Effective care for those suffering from a chronic injury or pain-causing illness, such as peripheral neuropathy and trigger points, light therapy promotes micro-circulation to the affected area. It has been proven effective as aiding in reducing inflammation, pain, and loss of mobility.
How Does Light Therapy Work?
Infrared laser therapy helps reduce pain, reduce inflammation and enhance tissue healing in both hard and soft tissues; including muscles and ligaments. Injured cells are targeted by the laser because damaged cells are more readily accepting of photons of infrared light, whereas healthy cells don’t need this extra energy. This allows for increased flow of red blood cells into and out of the injured area.
In short, essential “super charging” targeted areas of the body to expedite the healing process by working with your body’s natural healing systems. You can imagine the laser as a guide, highlighting the areas your body needs to give extra attention.
When Should I Ask My Doctor About Infrared Laser Therapy?
Before you consider surgery for an injury, ask your doctor about infrared laser therapy as it has been proven effective in treatment of the following:
- Acute injuries, such as strains, sprains, and shoulder injuries.
- Repetitive-use injuries such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Traumatic injuries, such as injuries sustain during an auto accident.
- Chronic issues such as frozen shoulder and arthritis
*Results may vary