Lets talk about red light therapy, chronic pain and injury recovery.
Reducing the severity of pain by simply applying red light is an exciting discovery with great significant clinical relevance!
Red light treatment is non-invasive, cost effective, and is able to significantly reduce the severity of pain and inflammation. Inflammation has long been implicated in increased neuropathic pain. Not only does red light therapy minimize the severity of pain to sufferers, it may also provide collateral benefits which include functional improvements to other sensory/motor systems.
Beyond pain management, red light is used in sports medicine to reduce injury recovery time. This happens by stimulating collagen production, which strengthens cartilage and tendons. Collagen is a protein most commonly associated with healthy skin tone, but it is also a key component of muscle and connective tissue.
Follow links below to clinical study by national institute of health:
Red LED photobiomodulation reduces pain hypersensitivity and improves sensorimotor function following mild T10 hemicontusion spinal cord injury
830 nm light-emitting diode (led) phototherapy significantly reduced return-to-play in injured university athletes: a pilot study