Infrared light is one of many therapies we use at Chicago Chiropractic Center to help our patients who are dealing with chronic or acute pain. This unique treatment harnesses the healing power of specific wavelengths of light. When infrared energy is delivered to injury sites and other painful areas, it dramatically increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. The result is rapid relief of discomfort.
Treatment with infrared light therapy is simple and painless. Flexible pads, each containing multiple infrared lights, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Energy from the lights penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by deep tissues. After just 30 minutes of treatment, blood flow is enhanced by 400 percent, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed.
Infrared light therapy is an effective, tested treatment for any condition characterized by pain and inflammation.
Here’s just a partial list of conditions that benefit from treatment:
- Back pain
- Blunt trauma
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Neck pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
- Surgical incisions