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A 64-year-old female asked:

can infared lamps help with pain?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Where is the pain?: What, where and why do you hurt? And for how long. Infrared light has been shown to help some kinds of pain significantly: chronic low back pain, knee pain from osteoarthritis. See this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539004/

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