Red light therapy is used to treat pain by means of infrared light to penetrate into the body’s tissues. Generally, the light penetrates the skin approximately two to ten millimeters deep, but higher frequencies can move deeper into the body. For those experiencing chronic pain, it is generally recognized as therapeutic when wavelengths between 800 and 1200 nm are used for treatment.
The two most common types of red light therapies are:
Low-intensity light therapy – This type of light therapy uses a Class III laser and is generally considered safer and poses little to no risk for adverse effects
High-intensity light therapy – This type of light therapy uses a Class IV laser and is used by more scientifically-valid studies, but poses more risks to both patient and clinician
Each treatment administered is individualized to each patient and their condition, and it is common for the patient to not see results in the first few treatments. The physician may schedule treatments every few days for several weeks or may even decide that once a week will be plenty of treatment.
To begin treatment, the patient will enter the treatment room and is then given protective eyewear. The skin should be clean and have no lotion or soaps on it, and the area being treated will be exposed. The technician will administer the laser with a hand-held device and the laser will be held on the treatment area from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes.
There are very few risks associated with red light therapy. The most common injury suffered (which should never occur) is when the laser is shone directly into the eyes. This is why protective eyewear is given before the treatment begins. Another risk associated (though it is rare) is when the high-intensity light therapy is continually used in the same location and results in burns or skin irritation.
In some cases, the patient may have a slight increase in pain on the treated area after the first few months. This is usually because of the healing process being stimulated. This should go away after a few days and is not due to the laser itself.
Some treatments are only available at specific locations. Please contact us to check availability and to scheduled a consultation.
Dear Valued Patient,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that KureSmart Pain Management will officially become Clearway Pain Solutions effective April 1, 2020. This is the final phase in a merger of these two companies that has been under way since 2019.
The integration of KureSmart and Clearway creates even greater support for patients. The driving force for both organizations has always been based on the needs of the patients and it will remain so with the new name.
As we move forward with providing state-of-the-art pain management and interventional care, patients should not expect any changes to the care they receive from our staff. All processes and employees will remain the same; only the name on the door will change.
What to expect:
All communications and correspondence will utilize the “Clearway Pain Solutions” name and brand. This includes billing statements, patient portal notification, text messages and emails.
Signage at each property will be modified as part of the transition, and the appearance of some offices will be updated, as well.
Your Care Team will remain the same and continue to provide you with the same excellent care you’ve come to expect.