Red light therapy has been recognised for its many benefits and has gained mass attention as a non-invasive drug free alternative for pain relief. Utilising low levels of red and near infrared light which penetrates up to 3cm into the body and stimulates cellular rejuvenation. Red light therapy also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) has many benefits which help the skin, muscle and other parts of your body heal. During treatment light is absorbed by the mitochondria – the powerhouse of cells in your body, which triggers beneficial reactions. It can help treat different levels of pain, one study found that red light therapy cut osteoarthritis related pain by more than 50%. If you’re experiencing any type of pain then this treatment may be a fantastic option for you to try. We at Active Care Chiropractic have put together this blog post to highlight the benefits of using red light therapy for pain relief.

Red Light Therapy Benefits

There are many red light therapy benefits, from improving acne, to improving sleep patterns, but most significantly, its ability to provide effective pain relief. One benefit is its ability to promote muscle healing. This can be incredibly beneficial to athletes or those who have recently experienced a sports injury. Regardless of how often you work out, exercise can lead to sore muscles, especially if you’re incorporating heavy lifting into your routine – which can cause small tears in your muscles. Utilising red light therapy can accelerate your recovery with its healing abilities, helping to get you back to your regular, healthy self.

Another amazing benefit of red light therapy is its ability to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of arthritis. As this condition is often painful and reduces the quality of life in those who suffer from it, using red light therapy to more effectively manage symptoms can greatly improve the pain associated with this condition. As the wavelengths produced by this treatment can penetrate deep into the affected joints, they can help to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain and improve joint mobility. As red light therapy is also known for its ability to stimulate the production of collagen, (which is crucial for maintaining healthy cartilage and joint tissue) it can be an effective treatment for arthritis. With ongoing sessions of red light therapy treatment, those with arthritis may experience a reduction in pain, an increased range of motion and an improvement in their quality of life, helping to manage this debilitating condition.

One fantastic fact to note is that red light therapy starts to work immediately, and results will continue to improve with every session. The results from this treatment are long lasting making it a great long term option for pain relief. 

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Why Use Red Light Therapy For Pain Relief

There are many reasons why you would choose to use red light therapy for pain relief. With it being a drug free alternative to other forms of treatment such as medication – which only masks the symptoms – red light therapy helps to pinpoint the area of pain and promote healing, making it an attractive option for long term pain relief. PBM is also a much safer option to relieve pain than resorting to medications, which could lead to potential unwanted side effects. Another reason why you should consider using red light therapy for pain relief is its ability to manage chronic pain conditions, sports injuries, arthritis, and post-operative discomfort. One way it does this is by reducing inflammation in the body thus alleviating pain. 

Red Light Therapy For Inflammation

Red light therapy for inflammation is an effective tool to alleviate your symptoms. Red light therapy can penetrate deep into the skin, stimulating cellular activity which will lead to the body producing anti inflammatory responses. This is a great treatment for those who are suffering from conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis or muscle strains. Another key benefit is that this treatment has been shown to promote the production of collagen, which is an important component of connective tissues resulting in promoting tissue repair and recovery. Therefore using red light therapy for inflammation is an effective treatment.

Red Light Therapy At Home

With the increasing popularity of red light therapy more people are recognising its benefits for pain relief and its benefits for the skin. This has created more of a demand for this technology. Red light therapy at home kits are available to purchase online with people desperate to experience the amazing qualities it possesses. While these at-home products are deemed safe to use, the lower wavelength frequency of these devices makes this form of red light therapy less powerful. That’s why if you are intrigued by this technology and want to try it out for yourself, then going to a professional rather than using red light therapy devices at home, is the best option for you to harness all of the amazing benefits it possesses.

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Why Choose Active Care For Red Light Therapy Treatment

We are experienced chiropractors who have years of experience in helping our patients manage different levels of pain through many different forms of treatment. We also are experts on red light therapy benefits – we know what we’re doing. Therefore, choosing treatment with us will guarantee you receive the benefits this technology offers. 

At Active Care Chiropractic, we’re proud to possess not only one, but two photobiomodulation devices. The state of the art NovoTHOR machine is a machine that targets the whole body, promoting tissue repair, reducing inflammation and pain relief. This machine has the ability to treat your whole body all at once in a short amount of time. This is a great option for those who have multiple health problems or want a whole body recovery after intensive workouts, as PBM can target your pain all at once. Whereas Thor’s LX2 photobiomodulation machine is a handheld device that allows us to directly target specific areas of the body that need that extra bit of help. This gives us the ability to precisely target specific pain points of your body that require care. Meaning it is great for those who have one specific pain point they would like treating, as opposed to multiple areas of the body that require treatment.

Whatever type of pain you’re experiencing, red light therapy can be an effective solution. 

Why not try it out for yourself? Book a session with us today and see for yourself how NovoTHOR can help pain relief.