Infrared Light Therapy
Laser therapy is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to treat pain and aid in the recovery of many conditions. Laser treatments work by releasing photons into the tissues surrounding the affected area that is being treated. These photons help in relieving pain, energizing cells, and increasing circulation to the injured area.
What should I know before starting infrared light treatments?
You may have some apprehension that comes along with infrared light therapy – we always receive questions such as, “does it hurt?” or “is it safe?” It is understandable to be hesitant before receiving a new form of treatment that you may not be entirely familiar with. However, we can definitively say that infrared light therapy does NOT hurt and it IS completely safe!
In fact, medical lasers are approved by the FDA and they adhere to strict ISO standards. Infrared light treatments are administered directly to the skin, in order to avoid contact with eyes. There are a large variety of conditions that infrared light therapy can treat, including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, disc injuries, TMJ, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, soft tissue damage, and MORE! Infrared light therapy has even earned a reputation as being one of the safest, non-invasive treatment options on the market!
Infrared light treatments are also completely pain-free, despite some skepticisms. When you receive a laser treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all, depending on the type of laser that is being used. What you may feel is a gentle, soothing warmth from the infrared light, that many patients report as being quite pleasant. Treatments typically last between 2-10 minutes and patients begin seeing results after just a few short sessions.
Adding infrared light therapy to your treatment plan:
Infrared light therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, and treatments will be customized for your specific condition. Before determining your treatment plan, our physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation and assessment of your medical history in order to diagnose your condition and decide which treatments will best benefit you. Both the type of infrared light and its strength will be dependent upon the results of your initial evaluation.
If you are suffering from pain, us today! Our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your pain. Schedule your appointment today and get started on the right path toward quick and effective pain relief!