Chronic pain is a serious issue that many of us take for granted. It's such a rarely discussed issue that we bet you didn't know around 20% of the population in the US alone suffers from a type of chronic pain.
Imagine how many people worldwide have to deal with the immense pain and discomfort it brings daily with high numbers in the US alone. So if you are possibly experiencing any pain or inflammation, try to educate yourself on the condition and learn the various ways it can be healed.
Types of pain
First off, pain isn't just pain; it has categories and different types that most of us didn't even realize existed. To be more specific, there are three types of pain that we may experience in our lifetime. Don't be scared though, it's all completely natural.
Chronic pain - Any pain that lasts longer than 6 months and has a lasting negative effect on the body. Effects of chronic pain may include low energy, tense muscles, headaches, and arthritis, to name a few. The source of the pain is either known or unknown.
Acute pain - This is the short-term version of pain, where the source is known and is causing discomfort to the body. For example, a broken bone, burse, wound, etc., more or less anything that will heal over time slowly.
Neuropathic pain - Pain that is a result of damage to the nervous system. Pain signals our system triggers seemingly randomly and can cause us an unpleasant shock. This may be the result of an infection, inflammation, various illness, or syndromes.
Luckily, to tackle all these types of pain you may be experiencing, red light therapy is a solution that is non-invasive and non-pharmacological. By this, we mean that no surgeries or prescription medications are required to relieve pain.
What is light therapy?
Red light therapy, as previously mentioned, is a non-invasive and non-pharmacological approach to helping the body heal. By shining red light and infrared light on the affected area, it promotes the rejuvenation of cells and speeds up the recovery process naturally. In simple terms, the light from the device affects the cell's respiration process, resulting in quicker healing and lower inflammation/pain levels.
How red light therapy works to treat pain
The low-level light is emitted from the device onto the skin, which stimulates cells towards the path of recovery, reduces oxidative stress, inflammation, discomfort, and improves blood flow throughout the body.
Overall it heightens the efficiency of the recovery process by giving the body the light energy it needs to function. Whether it be a sports injury, joint pain, a broken bone, soreness, or arthritis, the wavelengths from the light are proven to have a positive effect on the healing process.
In the long run, by using light therapy to naturally fight pain in the body, you help your own system become stronger and able to tackle problems such as inflammation more effectively alone. Over time, issues will be less occurring, and your body will be able to handle certain types of pain more efficiently with its natural response.
Luckily, Kaiyan Medical produces MDSAP-certified and FDA-approved light therapy products and devices for your own at-home treatment or even for your patients. We've worked hard to provide solutions for both patients and healthcare practitioners, catering to various needs. Whether you're looking to private label your own light therapy devices or for home use, contact our team, as we would love to help you through your light therapy journey.