Does Red Light Therapy Work for Pain and Inflammation?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 5% of U.S. adults said they had abused or been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers.  That was in 2018.  That was an increase from 1% just one year prior.  You can only imagine the percentage now as opioid addiction has become a huge problem in the United States.  In this article, we will discuss red light therapy, if it works for pain and inflammation, and its benefits.  If you suffer from chronic pain and inflammation, then please keep reading to see if red light therapy is right for you!

Red light therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic pain and inflammation.  It is a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive treatment option for treating chronic pain and inflammation.  If you suffer from these ailments, red light therapy may be the answer you have been seeking.

Colorado Ultra Slim, located in Fort Collins, CO, offers red light therapy for a variety of health needs.  It has been shown to be helpful for weight loss, skin rejuvenation, and non-invasive breast reduction.  It has also been found to be effective for chronic pain and inflammation.  

What is Red Light Therapy?

Many of you may be unfamiliar with red light therapy, so that is the first question we want to answer – what is it?  Red light therapy is a treatment that uses low wavelength red light to treat various issues.  Red light therapy causes increased energy production in our body’s cells.  This can help with cellular regeneration and growth, reduce inflammation, and accelerate muscle recovery.  It is usually administered by a trained professional with a special instrument or machine.  It can depend on how large of an area is being treated. 

Does Red Light Therapy Work for Pain and Inflammation?

The exciting news for those of you with chronic pain and inflammation is that, yes, red light therapy has been shown to be effective in treating pain and inflammation.  Patients often feel a sense of warmth during the session which they also find soothing.  Have you ever used a heating pad for your area of chronic pain?  If so, you know how soothing the heat can be.  Patients usually feel some relief with just one session.  The number of sessions will vary individually.  Only you can say when your pain is finally under control and manageable.  

What are the Benefits of Red Light Therapy?

There are multiple benefits associated with red light therapy, such as weight loss and skin rejuvenation.  For this article’s purposes, however, we will focus on the benefits of red light therapy as it pertains to chronic pain and inflammation.  

Red light therapy is non-addictive which is probably its most important benefit.  As anyone with chronic pain knows, doctors can be quick to prescribe muscle relaxers and pain killers.  These address the pain, but they mask the underlying issue.  That isn’t a cure; it’s a bandaid.  Red light therapy reduces inflammation which is often the underlying cause of chronic pain.  By reducing or eliminating the cause, the pain will disappear!  Imagine if everyone who is now addicted to opioids because of pain had started with red light therapy instead.

Red light therapy is painless and non-invasive.  This is important because you don’t need to be worried or anxious about red light therapy.  If anything, you will likely find it soothing and relaxing!  Isn’t that a nice change when it comes to pain treatment?  Who wouldn’t prefer a soothing, warm light to a painful injection?


If you’re tired of taking medication or don’t want to start, then red light therapy may be a great option for you.  It is still a fairly new area of treatment, so how long the pain relief will last is uncertain.  However, due to its non-addictive, painless, and non-invasive traits, isn’t it worth a try?  Mainstream medicine often treats the symptoms without addressing the underlying cause to relieve the symptoms on a long-term basis.  Red light therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain – the inflammation.  Please take a chance today on what could be a game-changing treatment for you!  Give us a call at Colorado Ultra Slim to set up your consultation today!  

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