LED and Fluorescent Lighting Used to Treat Chronic Pain

Many would agree that avoiding surgery is ideal for most chronic pain sufferers. If there are behavioral therapies and exercises that can reduce pain symptoms, then that is what should be applied before any kind of surgery talk.

Pain management specialists will recommend a slue of treatments that patients can do at home. By eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following further instructions from a doctor such as medication or physiotherapy, patients may find significant relief without considering surgery.

Southwest Spine and Pain Center is the premier pain management facility in all of Utah. Offering services in St. George, Cedar City, Richfield, and our new location in Logan, the Southwest Spine and Pain specialists are able to better serve patients in all areas of the state.

We currently offer the most effective conservative treatment options for chronic pain sufferers. If these options do not show improved results, surgery will be considered through extensive physical exams.

Doctor’s in Germany think they have founded another cure, or pain management strategy, that could vastly help people who suffer with chronic pain. This latest hope resides in the flick of a switch. The Munich Center for Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy studied ‘light therapy’ and researched believe that the quality and level of lighting will stimulate a patient’s mood, sleep patterns, and activity levels.

Currently, the researchers are testing LED and fluorescent bulbs to see how the intense lighting stimulates brain functions. Professor Thomas Tolle, the Center’s director, claimed that he has “often been confronted with the questions of whether light could influence the mental state. My conviction has always been that the use of light could influence sleep, mood, and hence also quality of life.” The Munich Center for Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy hopes to illuminate the importance of light for human health.

Based on recent studies, patients have reported an increase of activity levels, but that they adjust to the light after a few moments. Professor Tolle hopes to continue studying the human response to lighting and how it can improve the quality of life to patients suffer from chronic pain.

At Southwest Spine and Pain Center, we innovate our practice by reviewing research studies and new advancements to the tools of pain management. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, call and schedule an appointment at any of our facilities.

If chronic pain is impacting your life, don't wait to schedule an appointment at Southwest Spine and Pain Center. With three locations and growing, the pain management specialists at Southwest Spine and Pain Center are dedicated to helping those who suffer from chronic pain live the life they want to! To schedule an appointment, visit our locations tab!

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