Light Therapy - Pain Relief
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is fast becoming a part of mainstream medicine as a solution for pain relief and healing. The therapy delivers a combination of light and heat to the affected area.
The actual procedure lasts approximately 20 minutes and may be administered daily depending on your needs. If you’re suffering from unrelenting neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and pain caused by inflammation, then LLLT might significantly improve your quality of life.
How Low Level Light Therapy Works
According to research, LLLT works to increase serotonin and endorphins to improve blood circulation. This improved circulation will speed the rate at which wounds heal – especially beneficial for diabetics. LLLT has also shown benefits for arthritis sufferers as it maximizes lymphatic flow, which results in reduced edema. LLLT has been proven to reduce the chronic inflammation that contributes to pain and permanent joint damage experienced by people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
The photons of light released during the therapy penetrate tissue to speed up cellular growth and reproduction. Light therapy, therefore, helps cells in the tendons, muscles, and ligaments to heal and repair faster.
Nerves heal slowly and may not fully heal. But light therapy can accelerate the healing process and reduce the numbness, pain, and impaired function associated with damaged nerves. LLLT speeds up the amplitude of action potentials to restore the integrity of the nerve and reduce pain.
If you suffer from a chronic condition that have not been responsive to traditional medical treatment, you might want to try LLLT to gain some relief. You have nothing to lose, except the constant pain.