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Keeping you informed and up to date with technology advances in medicine is my top objective. The following information may cause you to rethink your strategy regarding pain management.  I, too, was skeptical - until I tried it myself.  After using the Luminous Light Therapy Solutions, I’m convinced they are the best available products on the market today. 

 New findings

NASA was one of the first to recognize Red light as being essential to human survival.  Red light tiggers a chemical reaction that causes the cells in our body to regenerate.  Space travel includes red light.  In 1998 a noble prize was awarded for providing proof that red light was essential for human survival. The reason we use Led light is because led light can be delivered in a single wave length which is critical to getting the proper cell chemical reaction.

Current clinical study completed Oct 12, 2019 by Boston University Medical School exposing that the standard "go to" solution for knee or back pain is a DANGEROUS cortisone shot that the shots cause more damage and don't help to heal or repair the damage and source of the pain. The shots only block the bodies "warning system PAIN" so further damage can occur.

Using Red Led light reduces the inflammation and provides the body with a natural body reaction that allows the cells to regenerate normally.

Cortisone injections in the hip and knee being more dangerous than doctors previously thought is a wakeup call and at the same time opens the door to drug free alternatives such as Red and Infrared LED light treatment.

 

BOSTON - Hip and knee intra-articular corticosteroid injections, which are quite commonly given to treat joint pain, may be more harmful than medical professionals previously thought, according to new study from the Boston University School of Medicine.

 

Their research was published in the journal Radiology Tuesday.

“We are now seeing these injections can be very harmful to the joints with serious complications such as osteonecrosis, subchondral insufficiency fracture and rapid progressive osteoarthritis,” said corresponding author Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, chief of radiology at VA Boston Healthcare System and professor of radiology at BUSM.

The complications included stress fracture, progressive osteoarthritis and joint collapse. Osteoarthritis, which results from the wearing down of protective cartilage in the joints and the most common form of arthritis, is commonly treated with intra-articular corticosteroid injections, and the practice has become increasingly more common.

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 “Intra-articular corticosteroid injection should be seriously discussed for pros and cons. Critical considerations about the complications should be part of the patient consent which is currently not the case right now,” Guermazi said.

He hopes that BUSM’s research will inspire more caution among doctors and patients alike as they consider treating hip or knee pain with intra-articular corticosteroids.

 

There are more than 20,000 research and technical papers regarding the use of Red and Infrared LED light therapy for treating pain and other medical conditions.

 

Learn how to easy it is to add LED light therapy treatment to your practice.  There is no specialize license or training is required, your staff can attend the patients. 

 

LED light therapy treatment for pain and inflammation is so well established and accepted there is even an insurance code.

 

 

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LED Light Therapy Mechanisms of Action:

Infrared (IR) therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Evidence suggests that this occurs at both the molecular signaling level and at a more macro level through circulatory modulation. One of the most important mechanisms of action for near infrared light therapy is the release of nitric oxide. A naturally occurring chemical in the body, nitric oxide (NO) is a key signaling molecule that can set off a number of beneficial effects. Most notably, it has a critical role in promoting blood flow to tissues and increasing lymphatic drainage. Through the increase in lymphatic drainage, IR indirectly inhibits inflammation processes and thus reduces swelling.

Stimulating Energy Production in Cells

Associate professor of Clinical Lab Sciences Janis Eells and Dr. Harry Whelan conducted research indicating that near-infrared light emitted from an LED diode acts as a catalyst on cytochrome oxidase, an enzyme that sends a signal to the mitochondria, structures within a cell that produce adenosine triphosphate. ATP provides the fuel each cell needs to power its biological processes, including regeneration and healing. As the red light penetrates the skin, continuously reaching the light-sensitive cytochrome oxidase within the body’s cells, ATP production increases for the duration of the treatment, accelerating the recovery of injured tissue.

Repairing Injured Tissue

Once the red LED light has increased the cell’s energy production, each cell within the treated area begins producing new cells to replace the cells of the injured tissue. In his paper Mechanisms of Low Level Light Therapy, author Michael R. Hamblin reported that once ATP production increases, so does a cell’s production of fibroblasts.

These cells provide the building blocks of the body’s connective tissue, producing collagen and other soft tissues and making increased fibroblast creation particularly helpful in treating sports injuries involving torn tendons or ligaments.

More insight into possible signaling mechanisms comes from work on nitric oxide in muscle tissue. Evidence points to nitric oxide as a mediator of satellite cell activation. Cell isolation and histology experiments showed that pharmacological inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity prevented the immediate injury-induced myogenic cell release and delayed the hypertrophy of satellite cells in muscle. NOS inhibition delayed and restricted the extent of repair and resulted in fiber branching (scarring).5

Mechanisms of Action: IR and Pain Reduction

IR has also been shown to have direct effects on pain signaling pathways. Studies of the effectiveness of 
light therapy on a number of chronic pain conditions suggest that it may have activity on specific nerve fibers involved in “slow conduction” of pain signals.15-17 Human and animal studies have found elevated levels of endorphins (small proteins which block pain signals in nerves) in response to light therapy. Infrared irradiation of intact rats results in an increase in ATP levels in their brains.18

Resources

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2. Cooke C. Disease management: Prevention of NSAID-induced gastropathy. Drug Benefit Trends. 1996. 8(3):14-15,19-22.

3. Speech by Karen P. Tandy, Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Operation Cyber Chase Press Conference. Washington, D.C. April 20, 2005. http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/speeches/ s042005.html

4. Irina M, Conboy MJ, Wagers AJ, Girma ER, Weissman IL, and Rando TA. Rejuvenation of aged progenitor cells by exposure to a young systemic environment. Nature. 17 February 2005. 433, 760-764 | doi: 10.1038/nature03260.

5. Anderson JE. A Role for Nitric Oxide in Muscle Repair: Nitric Oxide-mediated Activation of Muscle Satellite Cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell. May 2000. 11:1859-1874.

6. Tidball JG. Inflammatory processes in muscle injury and repair. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. Feb 2005. 288(2):R345-53.

7. Ibid.

8. Reddy GK, Stehno-Bittel L, and Enwemeka CS. Laser photo stimulation accelerates wound healing in diabetic rats. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2001. 9:248-255.

9. Stadler I, et al. 830 nm irradiation increases the wound tensile strength in diabetic murine model. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2001. 28 (3):220- 226.

10. Parizotto N, et al. Structural analysis of collagen fibrils after He-Ne laser photostimulation. 2nd Congress, World Association for Laser Therapy. Kansas City. 1998.

11. Simunovic Z, et al. Low level laser therapy of soft tissue injuries upon sport activities and traffic accidents: a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on 132 patients. Pain Center-Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland. Abstract from II Congress of the Internat. Assn for Laser and Sports Medicine, Rosario, Argentina. March 10-12, 2000.

12. Naeser MA, Hahn, HK, Lieberman, BE, and Branco KF. Carpal tunnel syndrome pain treated with low-level laser and microamperes TM Light Therapy

13. Bone Stimulation by Low Level Laser - A Theoretical Model for the Effects. Philip, Gable B App Sc P.T. G Dip Sc Res (LLLT) MSc, Australia, Jan Tunér, D.D.S., Sweden.

14. Musch TI, McAllister RM, Symons JD, Stebbins CL, Hirai T, Hageman KS, Poole DC. Effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on vascular conductance during high speed treadmill exercise in rats. Experimental Physiology. 2001. 86(6):749-757.

15. Tsuchiya K, Kawatani M, Takeshige C, Sato T, and Matsumoto I. Diode laser irradiation selectively diminishes slow component of axonal volleys to dorsal roots from the saphenous nerve in the rat. Neurosci Lett. 1993. 161:65-68.

16. Wakabyahsi H, Hamba M, Matsumoto K, and Tachibana H. Effect of irradiation by semiconductor laser on responses evoked in trigeminal caudal neurons by tooth pulp stimulation. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 1993. 13:605-610.

17. Ohno T. Pain suppressive effect of low power laser irradiation. A quantitative analysis of substance P in the rat spinal dorsal root ganglion. Journal of the Japanese Medical School. 1997. 64:395-400.

18. Mochizuki-Oda N, Kataoka Y, Cui Y, Yamada H, Heya M, and Awazu K. Effects of near-infrared laser irradiation on adenosine triphosphate and adenosine diphosphate contents of rat brain tissue. Neuroscience Letters. 2002. 323:207-210.

19. Vizi E, Mester E, Tisza S, and Mester A. Acetylcholine releasing effect of laser irradiation on Auerbach’s plexus in guinea-pig ileum. Journal of Neural Transmission. 1977. 40:305-308.

20. Kujawa J, Zavodnik L, Zavodnik I, and Bryszewska M. Low-intensity near-infrared laser radiation-induced changes of acetylcholinesterase activity of human erythrocytes. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery. 2003. 21:351-355.

21. Jimbo K, Noda K, Suzuki K, and Yoda K. Suppressive effects of low-power laser irradiation on bradykinin evoked action potential in cultured murine dorsal root ganglion cells. Neuroscience Letters. 1998. 240: 93-96.

22. Stergioulas A. Low-level laser treatment can reduce edema in second degree ankle sprains. J Clin Laser Med Surg. Apr 2004. 22(2):125-8.

23. Kumar PS, et al. A comparative study of low level laser therapy and conventional physiotherapy for the treatment of inversion injuries of the ankle. Lasers and Medical Science. 1988. Abstract issue 298.

24. Simunovic Z, Ivankovich AD, and Depolo A. Wound healing of animal and human body sport and traffic accident injuries using ow-level laser therapy treatment: a randomized clinical study of seventy-four patients with control group. J Clin Laser Med Surg. Apr 2000. 18(2):67-73.

25. Bjordal JM, Couppé C, and Ljunggren E. Low Level Laser Therapy For Tendinopathy. Evidence of a Dose-Response Pattern. Physical Therapy Reviews. 2001. 6:91-99.

26. Shugharov NA and Voronkov DV. Osseous tissues restoration in treatment by intrameddullary osteosynthesis combinded with the influence of laser radiation. Proceedings of the 2nd Thematic Symposium of Scientific Practical Papers on the Problem of Physical Self Regulation. USSR. 1974. pp 336-368.

27. Loc. Cit. 18 (Gatev, S. Helium-Neon laser radiation in the rehabilitation of fracture patients. Voprosy Kurortologii Fizioterapii i Lechebnoi Fizicheskoi Kultury. 1989. 2:28-30.)

28. Ozdemir F, Birtane M, and Kokino S. The clinical efficacy of low-power laser therapy (lllt) on pain and function in cervical osteoarthritis. Clin Rheumatol 2001. 20(3):181-184.

           29. Moore KC, et. al. The effect of infrared laser irradiation on the duration and severity of postoperative pain: a double blind trial. Laser Therapy. 1996.8:247-252.

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References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843358/

CPT Code: 97026  -  InfraRed Treatments

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     Pain Management

     Chronic Pain

     Reduce Inflammation

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