MedX Phototherapy, also known as cold laser or light and laser therapy, is a safe and effective treatment to temporarily reduce pain and help promote healing. Phototherapy can be used to treat acute conditions, such as sprains and strains, fractures and other wounds, and head, back, and neck pain, and chronic conditions such as arthritis and repetitive stress injuries. It can also help with post-operative rehabilitation and recovery.

How phototherapy works

Phototherapy uses superluminous diodes (SLDs) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) to produce specific wavelengths of light. Skin cells convert the light energy into biological energy, increasing local blood circulation, decreasing inflammation and swelling, and relaxing muscles. This can help reduce muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

The biological energy also accelerates tissue repair, enhances your body’s natural immune response, and prompts your body to create new blood vessels. This helps your body to heal. Research indicates that phototherapy can accelerate wound and tissue repair by as much as 30 to 40%.

Blood and lymph flow (decongestion) and formation capabilities
Tensile strength and quality of repair
Osteoblast production
Muscle spasms and tension

Phototherapy is used with other therapeutic and rehabilitative treatments; your doctor or therapist will determine if phototherapy might help you and the frequency of treatment that will benefit you. The frequency depends on the patient and conditions being treated. For acute or serious conditions, you might receive treatments two to three times a day. For less serious cases, treatments often start at two to three times a week, with a gradual reduction in frequency as your condition improves.

How phototherapy can help you

Phototherapy might be able to help you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Disc herniations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Migraine headache
  • Tension headache
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Sinusitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Epicondylitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries
  • Myofasciitis
  • Costochondritis
  • Sciatic Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Stenosis
  • Capsulitis
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Torticollis