Healing Muscular Pain with Light Therapy
Light Therapy Healing Muscular Pain
When it comes to pain we could hardly avert it! Especially the muscle pain. Given the fact that a human body has over 600 muscles, it is really hard to avoid the muscle pain. Evidently, one out of three Americans is affected by muscle pain annually.
Not only this, Musculoskeletal pain affects around 116 million Americans which results in poor productivity, missed work or school, fatigue and lost interest in work.
But doesn’t we treatments for this chronic pain? Of course we do have several options. Currently therapies available are consisting of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, pain medications and surgery. Each of these have their own specific risk profiles.
What we need now is an effective solution that is less time-consuming, low risk, safe and non-invasive and yet cost effective. All these features are available in treatment we call Low Laser Light Therapy (LLLT). Light therapy has been in the medical field over the past forty years. Light therapy has demonstrated to lessen inflammation and edema, promote healing in a range of musculoskeletal pathologies. LLLT is being accepted around the globe. This is an advanced, cost-effective, non-invasive therapy for pain that could elevate quality of life while reducing your financial strains. The causes of the muscular pain are numerous. Hence, LLLT helps people from all fields like sports, fitness, medical and even the old age.
Mechanism of LLLT
In this process light with a wavelength in the red to near infrared region of the spectrum (660nm–905nm), is employed on the skin surface. The reason of using these wavelengths is that they have the ability to penetrate skin, and soft/hard tissues. From various conducted clinical trials this treatment is proven to have a good effect on pain, inflammation and repairing of the tissues. The therapy goes from 30 to 120 seconds or more a week depending upon the severity of the pain.
On the basis of the tissue condition the therapy can go for weeks or for months. LLLT has resulted in relieve and reduction of inflammation, pain relief and accelerated tissue regeneration.
But how does the light actually work?
LLLT in the Treatment of Pain
Do you know that many acute orthopaedic conditions such has strains, sprains, muscular back pain, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain, etc are amenable to Low Laser Light Therapy (LLLT).
The Infra-Red light relieves pain in different section of the body and increase the sensation of relaxation while also comforting the muscles. LLLT has shown to enhance multiplication of cells like fibroblasts, keratinocytes, endothelial cells and lymphocytes. Fibroblasts and keratinocytes are two of the major cell types that respond to the inflammatory phase in the repair/regeneration process. This mechanism of proliferation is seemed to result from photo-stimulation of the mitochondria leading to activation of signalling route and up regulation of transcription factors in the end giving rise to increases in growth factors.
LLLT can enhance neovascularization, promote angiogenesis and increase collagen synthesis to succour in the healing of acute and chronic wounds. The sessions of LED light have shown the ability to heal skin, nerves, tendons, cartilage and bones. Low-intensity LLLT stimulates mitochondria and also enhance the mitochondrial membrane potential.
The peripheral nerve endings of nociceptors (also known as the pain receptors), consisting of the thinly myelinated and unmyelinated, slow-conducting C fibers, lie within the epidermis. This complex network converts the harmful stimuli into action potentials. Moreover these nerve endings lie on the surface or sort of superficial in nature which make the LLLT wavelength penetration work easy.
Hence, with the rise of chronic pain in different countries, it is imperative to validate cost-effective and safe techniques for managing painful conditions which would allow people to live active and productive lives. Light therapy is constantly evolving in relieving the muscular pain. It improves the muscles endurance, reduces muscle soreness, joint pain and inflammation.
It’s time to let go the pain!!
Experience the difference with light therapy from Kaiyan Medical.