Horizon Light Therapy From Our Chiropractor in McMurray PA
Here at Anderson Chiropractic, we help our patients conquer pain and enjoy more efficient and complete healing from injuries -- without resorting to drugs or surgery. Our chiropractor in McMurray PA, Dr. Scott Anderson, employs a wide range of conservative care techniques in our holistic healing programs. One of the most exciting technologies we offer is Horizon Light Therapy, a system that uses red and infrared LED light just as effectively as cold laser therapy to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and stimulate cellular regeneration.
Inflammation Treatment via Red and Infrared Light
Low-level laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, has long been recognized for its ability to penetrate the skin harmlessly and help underlying tissues heal. But laser power isn't the only way to achieve this effect; LED lights can deliver the same beneficial wavelengths. The Horizon Light Therapy system actually generates beams of two different wavelengths: 880 nanometers (the same frequency range as low-level laser therapy) and 660 nanometers (which corresponds to the red part of the visible spectrum).
These two levels of energy can convey some astonishing benefits to diseased or injured tissues. The 660-nanometer beam passes through the epidermis to the dermis, while the 880-nanometer beam extends even further, to the subcutaneous layer, allowing to treat different types of tissue damage. (In both cases, the beam causes no harm or discomfort to the skin whatsoever.) The light waves stimulate the mitochondria in cells to produce more ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, a critical energy source for cellular repair. The infrared light also causes the cells to release more nitric oxide, a substance that causes blood vessel dilation. The resulting boost in blood flow helps the tissues expel inflammatory substances and fluids that cause swelling, at the same time imparting a pleasant feeling of warmth that promotes muscle relaxation.
Uses for Horizon Light Therapy
Our chiropractor in McMurray PA prescribes Horizon Light Therapy to ease and treat a variety of conditions which include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back or neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pain from chronic syndromes such as fibromyalgia
- Acute injuries
The results of this type of therapy can be impressive. For instance, a study of the effects of red and infrared light on shoulder pain determined that it was just as effective as tried-and-true ultrasound therapy. Unlike both ultrasound and muscle stimulation techniques, however, Horizon Light Therapy can also be applied directly to such problematic spots as the spinal cord, arthritic joint capsules, and areas containing metal implants. You can schedule the therapy as frequently as needed to manage chronic pain conditions.
Call Our Chiropractor in McMurray PA to Learn More Today!
Our Horizon Light Therapy system the safe, effective, non-pharmaceutical inflammation treatment you've been looking for and our chiropractor in McMurray PA can help you. Call (724) 941-5805 to learn more about this revolutionary pain relief and injury rehabilitation tool. Schedule an evaluation at Anderson Chiropractic today!