Treating back pain with light therapy


 Light therapy for back pain



Chronic back pain is an extremely common condition, that, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. It is generally characterised by acute or chronic back pain, that sometimes refers down the leg (known as sciatica), and may also present with stiffness, weakness, locking, tingling and numbness. It may even affect bowel and bladder habits, or cause a foot drop. 

Traditionally, back pain has been treated with invasive surgeries or pain-relieving medications. However, these treatments have consistently shown to not be very effective for a large number of people.

Laser light therapy has been proven to be significantly effective in reducing back pain, and improving functionIt's a powerful, painless and natural treatment option that doesn't require any surgery, needles or medication.  

Laser light therapy is useful for:

  • Disc herniations
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Back stiffness
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Ligament sprains
  • Scoliosis pain 


How does laser light therapy work?

The PhysioCare uses a specific 904 nanometer dosage of infrared light to stimulate the cell's mitochondria (the "engine house" of the cell) to produce more energy, known as ATP. This cellular energy is used to activate the body's natural healing processes. As well as the release of ATP, there is also a release of cAMP, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory; ROS, which trigger anti-oxidating effects; and nitric oxide, which improves circulation. All this results in less pain and inflammation, and improved healing of an injured back. The healing effects improve disc herniations, arthritis, muscle spasm, ligament sprains, pinched nerves, and other common causes of back pain. In fact, many people report less pain and stiffness in as little as 2-4 sessions of using the PhysioCare!

We offer a range of SYMBYX devices  for treating back pain. Most customers choose the PhysioCare or DuoCare 904. If you have sciatica with your back pain, then we recommend the DuoCare 904.

If you are unsure which device is best for you, you may contact our team of international clinicians anytime at  

We look forward to helping you get back to better with SYMBYX light therapy