Wednesday, 10 September 2014

How Infrared Light Therapy Assists You in Pain Relief

Laser therapy is a treatment modality which uses infrared light to relieve pain. The infrared light wavelengths are introduced to the injured site, where they enhance healing by increasing blood circulation on the painful area and reduce inflammation.

What Makes This Therapy Effective?
Infrared light therapy contains Nitric Oxide, an important short-lived gas that is vital in the health of human arteries. When the Nitric oxide is released into the blood, it flows to the injured site. There it promotes the flow of nutrients and oxygen containing blood to the injury site and tissues, thus resulting in a decrease in inflammation, pain, and the encouragement of healing.

Benefits of Infrared Light Therapy

·         Promotes peripheral nerve growth
·         Offers long-term neurological benefits
·         Promotes and increases wound healing
·         Treats skeletal muscular fatigue, and exercises induced mitochondria dysfunction
·         Helps in vision improvement, especially in patients with macular degeneration
·         Fastens bone repair after fracture
·         Decreases pain in orthodontics
·         Enhances ATP production in nerve system

Disorders Treated by This Therapy
Infrared light therapy is used in treatment of various painful disorders such as:

·         Arthritis
·         Muscle sprains and strains
·         Blunt trauma
·         Tendonitis
·         Rheumatoid arthritis
·         Bursitis
·         Carpal tunnel syndrome
·         Surgical incisions
·         Diabetic neuropathy
·         Fibromyalgia
·         Back pain
·         Neck pain
·         Wounds
·         Neuropathy among others.

How Does This Therapy Work?
By directly placing flexible pads with multiple infrared lights on the patients skin where the injury or pain is, the infrared lights releases energy which penetrates into the skin from where it is absorbed by deep tissues. Within a span of about 30 minutes, blood circulation on the wound or injury site is enhanced by about 400%. This continues for several hours after the removal of the pads. If this treatment continues for several sessions, full benefits can be realized.