Pain Management in Richmond VA Through Red Light Therapy

What is Red Light Therapy?

An Alternative Approach to Pain Management 

Red Light Therapy (also known as photobiomodulation) is a drug-free pain management treatment that uses a combination of red and near-infrared light to relieve inflammation and muscular and joint pain.

Ailing adults can use this treatment to ease their chronic pain, inflammation and many other conditions. Athletes can also use whole-body light therapy to relax their muscles and improve their performance after exercise.

ICAC is the only health provider of the NovoTHORⓇ red light therapy bed within the state of Virginia and is proud to bring its alternative pain management services to Richmond. In just a few sessions we can help you feel better and improve your way of life.

Don’t deal with your pain. Manage it with Red Light Therapy and NovoTHORⓇ.

Health Solutions That Help You Feel Better

Red Light Therapy can help

Treat Injuries

Reduce Pain

Decrease Soreness

Relax Muscles

Improve Muscle Performance

Improve Blood Circulation

Better Pain Management With NovoTHORⓇ

See improved wellness with our whole body red light therapy pod

Are you tired of feeling sore for days after a workout? Is your chronic muscle pain or arthritis becoming unbearable?

Red Light Therapy is a convenient, effective, and drug-free treatment that works on the cellular level to reduce the oxidative stress in your tissues and relieve your pain and inflammation.

At ICAC, we’re the only provider of the NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod that is used to address the source of your pain and manage it. The NovoTHORⓇ is the first device of its kind that applies red and infrared wavelengths evenly, covering your whole body to stimulate your tissue.

In just one 15-minute treatment session, you can feel more improved and healthy overall.

NovoTHORⓇ can help everyone live a pain-free life again with a real solution that works. Athletes can even gain back their competitive edge.

The NovoTHOR Red Whole Body Red Light Therapy Pod used for Pain Management among athletes and sufferers of chronic pain

Benefits of NovoTHORⓇ

When you live with muscle fatigue and chronic pain, it can feel hopeless trying to find a way to stop from suffering. NovoTHORⓇ red light therapy offers several benefits to your health:

  • Less pain and inflammation
  • Faster rate of recovery after injury
  • Earlier return to physical health
  • Better sleep
  • Less stress
  • Reduced fat and cardiometabolic risk factors
  • Less soreness after exercise and faster recovery after exercise
Open NovoTHOR Red Whole Body Red Light Therapy Pod at Ironbridge Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in Chesterfield Virginia

Better Pain Management in Just 4 Steps

Ready to feel better in your body? Reach out to our pain specialists to get started on your journey to recovery. It’s simple:


  1. Schedule an appointment.
  2. Choose your package – You can decide how often and how many times you would like to receive treatment based on how you feel and your condition.
  3. Attend your treatment sessions.
  4. Once you reach your desired improvement, we can tailor a regimen to maintain this level of relief.

Backed By Science and the FDA 

Red Light therapy has been studied in over 500 human trials and 4,000 lab studies by researchers, hospitals and governmental bodies. It has been shown to effectively reduce pain and inflammation at its source.

The NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod is considered a Class II Medical Device and is listed with the FDA as an approved drug-free therapy. NovoTHORⓇ treatment does not contain toxins or hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE, DEHP, BBP, DBP, or DIBP.

NovaTHORⓇ complies with international Medical Device and GMP standards.

Teresa DiazTeresa Diaz
14:00 11 May 23
Dr. Pugh and his staff are great! They have always been amazing to work with and easy to get ahold of with questions or concerns. Dr. Pugh has been great at not only adjusting for my back pain, but has given me tips to help keep lasting results with things I can do at home to help. This last session I tried the red light bed which was so relaxing. The only way I can explain it is feeling like you are sinking into your body. I would definitely recommend ICAC!
Cynthia CassidyCynthia Cassidy
22:56 06 May 23
While visiting in the Chesterfield area, I felt the need for Chiropractic care. I was fortunate to contact Dr. Pugh’s office and they were able to work me in right away for treatment. Dr. Pugh and his staff were professional and caring. During my first visit I was introduced to the NovaTHOR Red Light Bed. After my first session, I actually felt more flexibility in my joints and my sleep seemed more restful. They worked with my schedule the next day so I could have a second session on my way out of town. Will definitely schedule more appointments on my next trip to the area.
T SandersT Sanders
13:18 05 May 23
Ive been seeing Dr. Pugh for years and he is hands down the best chiropractor I've ever had. I love that he combines acupuncture with chiropractic which I have not seen anywhere else and the combination offers me more pain relief than Ive ever gotten from a pill. He is always kind and caring and spends time listening to issues and making recommendations. I've also brought my husband into the practice. He suffers from serious lower back pain where his back frequently goes out and he can't move for a few days. He was experiencing episodes every 6 months or so and since seeing Dr pugh he hasn't had an issue in 2 years. Most recently, Dr Pugh has introduced us to red light therapy. It offers a total body experience and the feeling I had of peace and relaxation after just one session was mind blowing. 5 stars is not enough to illustrate the awesomeness of this practice! If your not seeing Dr Pugh your really missing out on an opportunity to improve your quality of life. I highly recommend!!!
Robby BodenhamerRobby Bodenhamer
17:05 06 Jan 23
I have been with Dr Pugh for more than 10 years now. He is down to earth and very personable. He doesn’t try to make you sign any long term contracts or treatment plans like other chiropractors try to do. He is honest and will set up a treatment designed to help you get better. I still him once a month for maintenance.
Emily McNultyEmily McNulty
22:00 29 Dec 22
Dr. Pugh and staff have created a warm and welcoming environment. I have been going to Dr. Pugh for several years now and each visit is just as great as the last. He always takes time for any questions or concerns I may have and makes sure I leave feeling better than when I walked in.

Your Pain Management Physician Serving Richmond VA

A native to the area, Dr. Pugh received his undergraduate at Liberty University in 2000 and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2006.

Dr. Pugh received his Fellowship degree from the Federation of International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2010, and then he became certified for Active Release Techniques in 2014.

He also provides chiropractic care for the PGA and Champions tour events as well as for local and professional athletes like the Richmond Kickers. Dr. Pugh has the distinct privilege of providing chiropractic care and acupuncture to United States Veterans in cooperation with the Veterans Administration.

Red Light Therapy Bed FAQS

How does Red Light Therapy work?

Red Light Therapy (also known as Photobiomodulation Therapy) applies red and near-infrared light to damaged tissues to stimulate tissue repair, increase production of cellular energy, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.

The light is absorbed at the cellular level, targeting the cause of your inflammation by reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is known to contribute to chronic inflammation and chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and pulmonary diseases – by reducing it, you reduce your pain.

How can whole body red light therapy be used?

Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive chronic pain and inflammation treatment that is effective for acute musculoskeletal conditions such as sports injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neuropathy, arthritis, gout, and more.

How many sessions are usually needed?

Short answer: It depends.

Every person is unique, which means their physiological reaction to red light therapy will be unique. As a rule of thumb, acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, etc. can typically be improved in 2-4 sessions.

Long-term and chronic conditions may take as many as 12 sessions before you start seeing significant improvement. After, weekly or bi-weekly sessions may be needed to continue pain management.

How does it compare with other therapies?

Most therapies focus on treating your symptoms instead of getting to the source of your pain. Red Light therapy is a safe, effective, and drug-free therapy that has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation by addressing them on a cellular level and at their source.

How is it applied?

ICAC uses the NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod to conduct our light therapy sessions. This state-of-the-art machinery uses an equal power distribution light to help heal your entire body at once. One session lasts 12 minutes.

As the only NovoTHORⓇ public provider in Virginia, we have the most effective treatment available for red light therapy.

Does red light therapy hurt?

Despite using red light, this treatment does not heat tissue like a laser would. Instead, you will feel a slight warming sensation from the increase in circulation.

Occasionally, clients have experienced mild fatigue, discomfort, or aches after a session, but these symptoms should disappear after 24-48 hours.

Ready For Better Pain Management?

Schedule an appointment today and see how Red Light Therapy can improve your quality of life.