Anodyne Machine
Patient receiving anodyne treatment for TMJ

Anodyne

Infrared photo energy also known as Anodyne therapy is invisible light energy. The infrared photo energy produced by the therapy penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by the deep tissues. Blood flow is increased by as much as 400% and persists for several hours after the treatment. Nitric oxide is produced which relaxes the arteries and helps regulate blood pressure, fights free radicals and discourages platelets from clumping together in the blood vessels. By increasing the production of nitric oxide and improving circulation, Anodyne therapy relieves pain.

This treatment has been cleared by the FDA and is state of the art technology. This system is also being used at many hospitals and therapy and rehabilitation clinics in the United States. There are no known negative side effects from this treatment, and it has been used in the United States the past ten years with a success rate of over 98%

Patients who are pregnant or who might be pregnant, and patients with active malignancy (cancer) should avoid this and other therapies without first consulting with your physician.

What is involved in a treatment?

Four flexible pads are placed directly in contact with your skin. Each pad has 60 super-luminous diodes which emit the infrared photo energy. Each treatment is generally 45 minutes for chronic and rehabilitation situations and 30 minutes for recent acute injury. Treatments are normally scheduled every second or third day, for three to six visits.

What are the benefits of the Infrared Therapy system?

As the infrared photo-energy treats the injured areas, it begins several processes which include the following beneficial effects:

Reduced swelling

Reduced pain levels

Decreased inflammation

Decreased muscle spasm

Increased range of motion

Increased blood circulation

Increased lymphatic drainage

Decreased overall treatment time

Decreased tension and tightness in muscles

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Reduce pain from TMJ