Light Therapy for Pain Management

Struggling With Pain? Consider Light Therapy

If you struggle with chronic pain, you’re not alone — an estimated 20.5 percent of the U.S. population suffer from this potentially devastating issue. While drugs can help mask that pain, they may do nothing to resolve the illness or injury actually responsible for the pain. Fortunately, you can pursue another, more effective treatment option known as light therapy.

Understanding How Light Therapy Works

Light therapy involves the application of red light energy to the skin through the use of a manual LED wand, full-body treatment bed, or other such instrument. The red light emitted by the LEDs penetrates the skin to tissues just underneath. At this tissue depth, the light energy appears to boost the performance of mitochondria, the cellular “organs” that produce fuel for cellular repair and rejuvenation. Armed with this extra help, your tissues can now regenerate injured or ailing cells more efficiently, relieving you of the pain associated with such problems. Researchers refer to this healing technique as photobiomodulation.

Light therapy can ease your pain in other ways as well. Even while your cells get a welcome regenerative boost, the light energy directs more blood flow to the parts of your body that may need it. This circulatory enhancement helps tissue expel waste products and inflammatory substances that contribute to pain.

Promising Results for Many Painful Conditions

Red light therapy has shown remarkable versatility as a tool for fighting many kinds of chronic pain. For instance, different studies have found red light therapy more effective than a placebo in the treatment of back and neck pain. Another study found that red light therapy could cut osteoarthritis pain by more than 50 percent. Red light therapy has also demonstrated some ability to relieve the agony of Achilles tendinitis.

You may even find that red light therapy can ease a painful problem often left for dentists to treat as best they can. If you suffer from the stiffness, pain, and other trademark symptoms of TMJ, you should know that studies have shown red light therapy effective at reducing these dental discomforts.

As amazing as red light therapy can prove for pain, it also holds other important therapeutic potential. For example, red light therapy may improve skin appearance and combat alopecia (hair loss).

The Full-Body Approach to Light Therapy for Pain Relief

Whether you need pain relief in one specific site or relief from systemic chronic pain conditions, you can get the relief you seek from Lightwave’s ENVY Light Capsule. This full-body red light therapy instrument can perform targeted and full-body treatment simultaneously, giving you the maximum benefit from this safe, non-invasive technology. Contact us to learn more.

 

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