Infrared therapy is a side effect-free method of treating acute and chronic pain. It involves specific wavelengths of infrared light – light that’s redder than red, just outside of the visible spectrum. 

Infrared light is the opposite of damaging ultraviolet light (which is more violet than violet). Instead of cell damage, it promotes cell and tissue regeneration while boosting circulation. During treatment, all you will feel is a gentle warmth.

As the penetration depth of infrared light ranges from 1-3 inches, your joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and bones can all benefit. Inside the cell, it boosts metabolic processes such as energy production to enhance repair. In the blood vessels, infrared light increases the level of nitric oxide, which widens the vessels to allow more blood through to injured, degenerated areas. 

Many conditions can improve with infrared therapy: 

  • Chronic non-specific back or neck pain 
  • Arthritis, both “wear and tear” (osteoarthritis) and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy 
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction 
  • Wounds from injuries or surgery 


On a symptom level, you may notice: 

  • Reduced pain
  • Less inflammation
  • Greater function of the affected area
  • Faster tissue repair


At Health Box Clinic, we are proud to offer infrared therapy to enhance our patients’ health and quality of life. That is why we use only high-quality devices and individualized treatment plans. 

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