Photo Therapy FAQ

  • Non-invasive and non-thermal treatment of musculoskeletal pain

  • 500 Watt polychromatic plasma arc technology

  • Deeper penetrating light therapy

  • Provides the largest coverage area

  • Emits multiple wavelengths in the 600 nm to 1200nm NIR range

  • Minimum 40m W/cm2 or NIR intensity on the skin

  • 10 to 20 minutes of short exposure times

  • FDA 510 (k) cleared

  • ISO 13485 certified

How many sessions are necessary?

This depends on your diagnosis, as well as the overall health of the patient. Many patients experience immediate pain relief after the first session. Long term healing results are often felt after the 3rd or 4th session. Chronic symptoms respond best with a minimum of three sessions a week, for four to six weeks, then tapering to once a week or once every other week with improvement. Treatment can continue if the problem persists.

How long does a treatment take?

Typical sessions last 10 to 20 minutes. To achieve the highest bio stimulation effects, treatments can be performed once or twice daily for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Can it be used in conjunction with our other forms of treatment?

Yes, Near-infrared (NIR) light therapy can be utilized along with traditional therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and post-surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can increase the treatment's effectiveness.

Are there any side effects or restrictions for NIR exposure?

Very few side effects have been reported by worldwide healthcare professionals who have relied on this therapy for over 25 years. NIR therapy may trigger a photoreactive rash with certain medications.

Is NIR light therapy effective?

Absolutely. The NIR polychromatic spectrum, which has been documented through thousands of fundamental research studies to analyze its effects on tissue repair, rejuvenation, and pain relief mechanisms, has been methodically studied since 1965. NIR photobiomodulation therapy is a non-invasive and highly effective adjumct therapy in the field of prevention, as well as in the healing of pressue-related issues such as bed sores and diabetic foot ulcers.

Therapeutic Effects

Non-invasive exposure of near-infrared (NIR) light increases microcirculation and promotes delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the affected tissue. The optimal healing environment reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, and stiffness. As the injured tissue heals and returns to normal, pain is relieved and function is restored.

Cell and Tissue Effects

Medical professionals utilize low level light therapy, which is designed to lessen pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance lymphatic drainage, to treat issues associated with:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Neck, shoulder, knee, and lower back

  • Golfer's elbow, Tennis Elbow

  • Achilles Heel

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sports injuries

  • Ruptured ligaments

  • Tendon, muscle rips, and strains

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Myofascial

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

  • Lymphedema

Patient Benefits

  • Effective pain management for arthritis, muscle spasms, and stiffness

  • Increased blood flow for better nutrient and oxygen delivery to the tissue

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Aids Natural healing of torn and ruptured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerve endings

  • Treats sports-related injuries for faster healing

  • Promotes wound healing

  • Reduces scar tissue

  • Eliminates neuropathic pain typically triggered by diabetes and damaged nerve endings due to obstructed microcirculation

  • Large coverage area for better results

  • Safe for all skin types

  • Medication-free and chemical-free management

Location
Contact

Central Alabama X-Ray
7037 Highway 31

Calera, AL 35040


Office: 205-668-0170

Toll Free: 1-800-397-9770
Fax: 205-668-6979​

 

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