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Light Therapy is a popular revolutionary treatment which involves Infrared light and heat therapy techniques. These techniques are designed to relieve pain and aching by increase of circulation in the blood flow to the affected area.

Los Angeles and Orange County Light Therapy patients usually have muscle pain from an injury, back pain, a hard workout, joint pain from arthritis or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Light Therapy relieves tightness and pain in damaged muscles by increasing blood flow. Increasing circulation to a specific part of the body, especially the back, helps to improve the body’s ability to recover from pain, which is the objective of the Infrared light therapy.

South County Spine Care is proud to bring to you this cutting edge treatment for your pain relief. Book you appointment today and have Light Therapy deliver the therapeutic relief you are looking form.


Mechanism of Action

The basic unit of light is the photon. Each photon carries a unique amount of energy depending on factors such as wavelength. When one applies light to biological tissue one is actually applying energy (photons) to the tissue. The literature indicates that this energy is absorbed by chromophores such as cytochromes, porphyrins, flavins and other light-absorbing entities within the mitochondria and cell membranes of cells. The absorbing energy is then stored as adenosine triphoshate (ATP). A small amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-also known to be beneficial-is produced as a part of this process in which calcium ions and the enzymes of the respiratory chain play several important roles.

Like other sources of energy used by the cell, the absorbed energy may be used to power metabolic processes, sythesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other biological

materials needed to repair or regenerate cell and tissue components, to foster mitosis or cell proliferation, and/or restore homeostasis. The end result is that the absorbed energy is used to repair the tissue, reduce pain and/or restore normalcy to an otherwise impaired biological process. For details of these and other mechanisms involved in Light Therapy, the reader is advised to refer to some of the references at the end of this document.

Advantage of Light Therapy

  • All Natural
  • No Artificial Painkillers or Drugs
  • Stimulates Blood Flow to the affected areas

Light Therapy Treatments:

  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraine Headsches
  • Atypical Facial Pain
  • TMJ
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Neck-Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Lateral Epidcondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Arthritis of the 1st MP (hand) joint
  • DIP, PIP and MCP (hand) Joints
  • Costochondritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Low Back Strain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis/Injury
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia