Infrared Benefits For Back Pain Relief
By Adriana J Noton
Back pain can prevent you from enjoying the things you like to do and taking medication alters your mood and can be addictive. There are also many side effects from long-term pain medication. Infrared benefits for back pain relief are very effective, and the FDA has found that there are no harmful side effects.
Relief from migraines, headaches, gout, joint pain, back pain, shingles, bursitis, sciatica, arthritis and muscle pain can be achieved with Infrared heat that is natural and safe. Approximately 80 percent of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, it is the second major reason people visit the doctor and is the number one reason for disability in people 45 years old and younger. More than 25,000 surgeries are performed in the United States annually and many of them are not necessary. Many people report that after a few years the condition resumes.
Infrared heating can penetrate up to 3 1/2 inches releasing nitric-oxide into the body's hemoglobin which stimulates micro-circulation. Higher levels of oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the damaged cells. This eliminates cellular waste and toxins. The heat will go to the level of the muscles, blood vessels, nerves, ligaments, bones and joints.
There are three types of infrared light waves that include far, medium and near. The far waves are the best for this application and have been clinically proven to be the most beneficial in humans. Damaged cells in the body are negatively charged. The heat waves change the charge to a positive one nearly instantly.
It gently warms the tissues, joints and bones in the damaged area. The body goes into homeostasis meaning it tries to maintain temperature and to do this the blood vessels expand to allow more blood to flow to the area. The more blood that is brought to the damaged area, the more nutrition and this also means that lactic acid and toxins are carried away which causes the discomfort. When this is done inflammation is reduced.
The tissue expands relieving tension on the nerves. Muscles relax and tension is relieved. The synovial fluid in the joints is healthier which in turn lubricates the joints. This fluid contains an enzyme, if it is out of balance it will damage the cartilage in the joints. The Infrared heat balances the enzyme so that it will only do beneficial things. This form of heat has been tested in hospital and university studies and it has been found that it is safe to use as long as you desire on adults, children and pets.
The cost of Infrared heating is much lower than prescription drugs. And with drugs you will often have side effects such a bleeding and nausea. It is a better idea to use a natural method of relief.
Infrared benefits for back pain relief include reduction of muscle spasms and an increase in endorphin production. Infrared heat radiates through the skin and not just on the surface therefore providing lasting relief. It is direct and efficient. Professional athletes have used this treatment option to speed up healing from sport injuries. It has also been used to help relieve anxiety, skin problems and help with weight loss. People with eye problems, skin allergies and those taking certain medications that interact with the light should not use this treatment. Your doctor can advise you what is best for your individual situation.