Aches and pains can creep up on us as we age, especially after years of ranching, farming and other labor intensive jobs. Continuing to work while one or two of your joints or disks aren’t working correctly is uncomfortable and has the potential to cause further injuries and disabilities.
Musculoskeletal disorders are caused by prolonged exposure to physical stresses such as repetition, forceful exertions, kneeling, lifting, squatting, bending, vibrations and twisting. Farmers undergo many conditions that stress the knee and other joints such as prolonged standing or weight-bearing, heavy lifting, a lack of flexibility and range of motion, and even being overweight. Ranchers handling livestock are involved in a variety of activities such as moving animals to different locations, loading animals on trailers and more. The agricultural industry is at high risk for fatal injuries and research has consistently reported that heavy farm machinery, livestock and falls are the major contributors.
How farmers can deal with nagging knee pain, and other musculoskeletal injuries
No one should live in pain. The options for knee injuries include physical therapy, medication or surgery. According to Mayo Clinic, knee replacements should be reserved as a last resort. There are several minimally invasive options you and your surgeon can try before committing to knee replacement surgery.
A clinical trial, posted by the National Institute of Health (NIH), assessed the effectiveness of red light therapy on pain in adult patients with musculoskeletal disorders. There was a significant difference in pain between red light therapy patients (also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT)) and a placebo red light therapy control, supporting that red light therapy is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain.
Whole-body red light therapy is a non-invasive and clinically-proven way to heal your muscles, tendons and joints from the inside out.
Prism Light Pod’s whole-body red light therapy reduces pain and inflammation across your entire body, accelerating the healing process by increasing circulation and speeding up mitochondrial-based photo-cellular regeneration throughout the musculoskeletal system.
Prism Light Pod uses specific red and near-infrared LED light waves that are optimized to reduce inflammation and pain across your entire body, accelerating the healing process and speeding up the lymphatic system to improve your immune system throughout your body.
Red light therapy helps individuals rejuvenate from chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, migraines, PTSD, and other conditions. Call your local chiropractor or day spa to schedule a few Prism Light Pod sessions per week to heal four to ten times faster.
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