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Infrared light therapy

Justin66JJustin66 Posts: 95
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Alternative Treatments
Anybody had this infrared light therapy done? I seen a hand held unit being sold in a magazine and was just wondering if anyone has used or had this done. It looks like a gimmick to me.
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  • I bought a cheap infrared light massager and it didn't help much but not expected much as it was inexpensive. I know they offer this light treatment or cold laser at a Physiotherapists center or Chiropractor's office. I use a platinum infrared heating pad that's helped me for over two years and it was a good investment for me at about $200. but some PT and chiro have a professional size pad if you want to try it and see if it helps you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks Charry, I figured someone would probably have tried this before. I had thought about the infrared heating pad also... I may look into that. Thanks.
  • I just want to add a note for people with implants, SCS, or pain pumps, be sure and check with you doctor before trying any device that may heat tissue under the skin. I know we scs people are not to use the infrared heating pads.
  • Aw c'mon, you don't want to heat them wires up running next to your spinal cord. Just think of the warm feeling you'll get. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it.

    Dave
  • Infrared light therapy uses a concentrated beam of high energy, low heat, radiation to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation and pain.

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  • This was used at at my chiropractor at each of my vists. After the spinal decompression I would sit in message chair and they would administer infared laser 5 minutes. The device was aimed at my hips from the front, I was told the infared heat penatrated to the spine and increasing the healing process. I could not tell any difference when the device was used, no reduction of pain or relief. My second MRI showed that the infared laser and spinal decompression did not heal my l5 to l2 dics.
  • I was looking into getting a infrared heating pad, I'm glad I stopped to check here before I ordered one. I see my PM doc tomorrow and ask him about it, are there any safe alternatives? I use my heating pad every single day/night (I work nights, one week on one week off). I especially need it after work (I'm a nurse and I work 12 hour shifts-which often turn into 14 or 15 hours)...some days I can barely shuffle my way into the house in the morning. OH Yeah, that comment about heating wires by your spinal cord is a very scary thought. :O
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  • Old post (big surprise). SPAMMER - WASTE of time on here dude...
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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