When our patients come to us, they often have injuries that cause debilitating pain and inflammation. While we prescribe a wide range of exercises to help them heal and recover from their injuries, we also address them with complementary therapies.
Infrared light therapy is one treatment that we often use to reduce pain and inflammation and support healing. Infrared light therapy is pain-free and has few contraindications.
At the Naples Community Injury Center, our team of physicians and therapists wants to help you heal from your injuries and return to your previous activities stronger and healthier than you were before.
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How Does Infrared Light Therapy Work?
Infrared light therapy uses a special wand that delivers strong beams of light into the soft tissues of the human body, including muscles and other underlying structures. By using specific wavelengths of light on certain areas of the body for specific times, we can dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow to the area. This could aid in healing, reduce inflammation, and even provide pain relief.
The wavelengths we use in infrared light therapy are not damaging to your skin, even down to the cellular level, and there are few, if any, side effects of this treatment for most patients.
The theory behind infrared light therapy is based on improved circulation to the treated area. By increasing blood circulation to the site through the use of infrared light energy on human tissue, the injured muscle receives additional oxygen and nutrients. This promotes the body’s natural healing abilities while also reducing symptoms of the injury, such as pain and swelling.
We Help You Address Your Symptoms
Our team—medical doctors, a neurosurgeon, chiropractic physicians, physician assistants, and chiropractic physician assistants—aims to diagnose, treat, and prevent injuries. We want to ensure we address our patients’ needs, whether that is through a care plan centered on physiotherapy or complementary treatments that help address their symptoms.
Infrared light therapy might be considered an alternative to more traditional methods of pain management, but this does not mean it is ineffective. It could help manage symptoms while undergoing treatment and rehabilitation for injuries. We prescribe it both in conjunction with painkillers and anti-inflammatories as well as instead of these medications, depending on the patient’s unique needs.
Often, we can discontinue infrared light rehabilitation for our patients as their injuries heal. Once our patients heal, we begin the process of helping them grow stronger, building muscles and improving strength. We want every patient to leave our program healthier than they were before their injuries occurred.
If this process causes muscle soreness or inflammation, infrared light therapy or another complementary therapy, such as massage, might be prescribed for the patient.
Get Started With Naples Community Injury Center
The team has more than 60 years of combined experience working with accident victims, those hurt at work, injured athletes, stroke patients, and others who need our services. We believe in helping our patients manage their symptoms, heal from injuries, and prevent future issues.
Each patient comes to us with unique concerns, so we treat them like individuals. There are no one-size-fits-all care plans at our center. Instead, we assess each patient carefully during their initial intake exam. We determine their needs and create a care plan to address them. This could include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and a wide range of other therapies and techniques our experienced and trained staff utilize to help patients daily.
Our team will continue to monitor your progress during every visit. This allows us to continually assess and alter your care plan to ensure continued healing and strength-building to reach your goals and beyond.
When we welcome you as a patient, you become family to us. From the first time you walk into our calming office or begin therapy in our state-of-the-art rehabilitation room, you will know there are doctors, therapists, and staff members who truly care about your recovery and rehabilitation.
Conditions We Treat With Infrared Light Rehabilitation and Therapy
Infrared light treatment is generally prescribed alongside other therapies, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, or other treatments. Generally, it is most effective for muscle-related pain, although we do sometimes use it as a complement to treatments for other conditions or injuries. Most commonly, it is prescribed for complaints that include:
- Muscle pulls, sprains, and strains
- Muscle spasms
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Nerve pain or neurological injuries
Many of our patients suffered one or more injuries in a specific accident. Others have repetitive use injuries or a medical condition that causes their symptoms. When it comes to injuries, we may prescribe infrared light therapy as a part of treatment for:
Our doctors work with patients who have a wide range of needs. We assess each patient during their initial intake exam and reassess them regularly to determine their progress and changing needs. We might add infrared light therapy rehabilitation to the plan for a patient living with chronic pain, rehabilitating from a stroke, undergoing therapy after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or rebuilding strength after a car accident.
When our doctors believe infrared light therapy will benefit our patients, we will not hesitate to prescribe the treatment as a part of their rehabilitation plans. Current patients should feel free to ask if it might benefit them.
Contact us to Schedule an Initial Intake Exam
Our center offers infrared light therapy as a part of comprehensive rehabilitation plans and as a complement to other treatments. We will answer your questions and assess your needs to determine if this therapy might be right for you. Every patient gets started with our intake exam, where we learn about their needs and develop a plan to address them.