Light Therapy For Back Pain

Light Therapy Options for Back Pain

Light Therapy For Back Pain

Between 75 and 85 percent of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. This could be minor aches and pains due to strain or athletic injury, or it may be a result of aging, arthritis, or some other debilitating condition. Though surgery and other invasive options may offer some relief, they often come with high costs and significant recovery periods. For most patients, these options just won’t cut it and have looked into alternative options such as light therapy for back pain.

Fortunately, these pain management options, such as LED light therapy, offers a much more affordable, safer and less painful method of treatment for back pain. In fact, studies have shown that light therapy for back pain is highly effective – especially in patients suffering from chronic lower back pain. After treatment, study participants saw pain levels drop from an average 6.9 (out of 10) level of pain to a mere 3.

During LED therapy, light emitting diodes deliver light energy to the back and pain-centric regions. Once that energy reaches to the deeper layers of skin, it begins to trigger healing responses within the cells. This improves circulation, increases oxygen and blood flow to the area, and activates the release of nitric oxide, which decreases back pain significantly.

Low level laser therapy has also been proven to offer many of these benefits as well, including back pain reduction, decreased levels of inflammation, and improved range of motion in injured areas. Many physical therapists have taken advantage of these benefits to treat sport injuries.

To learn more about how LLLT or LED light therapy can help improve your back pain, contact Wellness Tech Solutions today. You can call us at 210-861-6417, email us directly at, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about LED Light Therapy.




  • Back pain typically stems from degeneration, arthritis, muscle strain or herniated discs. Less common causes include cancer, infection or nerve damage.
  • An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will have some type of lower back pain in their lifetime. Another 15 to 20 percent will suffer from chronic back pains.
  • A six-year study of back pain patients showed that infrared light therapy significantly decreased back pain levels across the board. Before the therapy, patients reported 6.9 (out of 10) on the pain scale. After treatments were delivered, those numbers fell to an average 3 out of 10.
  • In addition to reducing back pain, light and laser therapy can also increase circulation, reduce inflammation, lower stress levels and encourage faster healing in the area.
  • Laser and light therapy can also reduce pain in other areas around the back, including the shoulders, buttocks and tailbone.


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