Pain Light Therapy
How Effective Is Pain Light Therapy?
We’ve heard a lot of things about light therapy: It’s helping people look younger; helping those suffering from light to mild depression regain control of their lives, it’s even helping people sleep right. Now light therapy is being used to help people with their pain. So the question now is: How effective is light for pain therapy?
Basically patients undergoing the pain light therapy treatment expose the affected areas to light emitting devices, devices which range from handheld devices to bed-sized infrared chambers. When the wound or the painful part is exposed to the light, the body releases the natural compounds necessary for quick cell growth, which is needed for the quick healing process.
Effects Of Pain Light Therapy Overview
Those undergoing light pain therapy experience obvious pain relief. Because the healing process is being sped up by the infrared lights, patients notice that the pain that they felt before the treatment has considerably been lessened during the treatment.
Because of the wounds, there may be people who experience swelling near the affected area. When they are treated with the light pain therapy, they also notice reduced swelling near the affected area. Because the light penetrates into the body’s tissue and is absorbed into the body, the muscles start to relax and loosen up. This also relieves tension near the affected area, due to good blood circulation.
Accelerate Open Wound Healing
Wounds also heal much faster when they are treated with light, because the light therapy coaxes quick cell growth. Because the wounds heal much faster, treatment time is reduced altogether.
Increase Range Of Motion
Sometimes, when there is a wound or an injury, the range of motion of some parts of the body may be hampered. Because muscles tend to relax when undergoing treatment and since wounds heal faster, the range of motion becomes more and more normal.
Benefits Of Using Infrared Light For Pain Treatment
Infrared light for pain treatment is non-invasive; all you need is a couple of minutes per day and the light device, and you’re practically all set. This makes it perfect for those who are a tad afraid of anything that is even slightly invasive.
You don’t need to take medication when undergoing the light treatment. Again, all you will need is the light device. However, if your doctor does require you to take medication it will either be unrelated to the light treatment (an antibiotic, perhaps) or it will be some topical medication that works in tandem with the light treatment (a cream for example).
Saves Time and Money
Two things that matter a lot to people, when you experience quick recovery that translates easily to less time having to undergo treatments. And since you’re only going to need the light device, you don’t have to cough out too much cash to get yourself healed.
All in all, coupled with professional advice from your doctor, light treatment is a great way to get rid of the “ouchies.” The light is also great for relaxing sore muscles. So if ever you find yourself healed of all wounds, you can always use the light to relax muscles and relieve tension.