Pain Management for Short Pump, VA Through Red Light Therapy

What is Red Light Therapy?

An alternative solution for effective pain management

Red Light Therapy (RLT) is an innovative treatment for pain that targets your suffering at its source with red and near infrared light for more consistent relief. This treatment is drug-free (also known as photobiomodulation) and can ease inflammation and any muscular or joint pain.

While athletes can benefit from muscle relaxation after exercise, it’s great for anyone who wants to improve their mobility and performance. Whether you’re training for a competition or just need help relieving everyday pain, this new pain management treatment is for you. Anyone can improve their chronic pain or other conditions with just a few Red Light Therapy sessions.

As the only health provider of the NovoTHORⓇ red light therapy bed within the state of Virginia, ICAC is proud to bring this alternative pain management treatment to patients from Short Pump, VA.

You shouldn’t have to suffer every day. Alleviate your perpetual pain and change your quality of life with Red Light Therapy and NovoTHORⓇ.

Healthier Living with Red Light Therapy

Alternative pain management that can help

Treat Injuries

Reduce Pain

Decrease Soreness

Relax Muscles

Improve Muscle Performance

Improve Blood Circulation

Manage Your Pain With NovoTHORⓇ

Our whole body therapy bed eases your pain 

Still searching for pain relief? Nothing is more frustrating than trying several pain management methods only to find nothing that works.

Red Light Therapy works on the cellular level to relieve your pain, targeting the source and not just your symptoms like other treatments. By reducing the built-up oxidative stress in your tissues, this treatment method effectively mitigates your pain and inflammation.

Convenient, effective and drug-free—a great trio.

The NovoTHORⓇ whole body light pod evenly applies the red and near infrared wavelengths to your body, like a tanning bed would, to stimulate your tissues for pain relief. ICAC is the only pain relief provider to offer this innovative pain management treatment in Short Pump, VA.

Improved pain relief in just one 12-minute treatment session!

Athletes can get their competitive edge back and other adults can get their life back with a better pain management solution.

Benefits of NovoTHORⓇ

Treating your chronic pain just got a whole lot easier. With Red Light Therapy, you can get your life back and cut out all of the ineffective pain management methods that leave you frustrated and tired.

Our whole body light pod offers several benefits to your health:

  • Less pain and inflammation
  • Faster rate of recover after injury
  • Earlier return to physical health
  • Better sleep
  • Less stress
  • Reduced fat and cardiometabolic risk factors
  • Less soreness and faster recovery after exercise

Effective Pain Management in Just 4 Steps

Better relief is right around the corner when you begin your recovery journey with ICAC:


  1. Schedule an initial appointment.
  2. Pick a package – You choose how often and how many times you want treatments based on your condition and how you feel.
  3. Attend your treatment sessions.
  4. After achieving the desired level of improvement, we’ll work with you to tailor a maintenance regimen for your pain relief.

Backed By Science and the FDA 

With over 500 human trials and 4,000 lab studies put on by researchers, hospitals and governmental bodies, Red Light Therapy 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 as an approved drug-free therapeutic treatment with the FDA. The treatment does not contain toxins or hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE, DEHP, BBP, DBP or DIBP.

NovoTHORⓇ 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 Doctor Serving Short Pump 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 FAQS

How does Red Light Therapy work?

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

The light targets your inflammation on a cellular level by reducing oxidative stress, which is known to contribute to chronic inflammation and chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases and pulmonary diseases. By reducing the oxidative stress, you can 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?

It depends! Every person is unique, which means their physiological reaction to Red Light Therapy will be specific to them. As a rule of thumb, acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, etc. can typically be improved within 2-4 sessions.

For long-term and chronic conditions, it could take as many as 12 sessions to start seeing significant improvement. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions may be needed afterwards to continue pain management.

How does it compare with other therapies?

Most other alternative treatments in Short Pump, VA focus on addressing your symptoms instead of the problem itself. Red Light Therapy is a safe, effective, and drug-free therapy that has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation on a cellular level by targeting its source.

How is it applied?

ICAC uses the NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod to conduct our Red Light Therapy sessions. This cutting-edge 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 and therefore Short Pump, we have the most effective treatment available for pain management.

Does red light therapy hurt?

This treatment uses red and near-infrared light, but it does not heat tissue like a laser would. Instead, you will feel a slight warming sensation from the increase in circulation throughout your body.

Occasionally, clients experience mild fatigue, discomfort or aches after a session, but these symptoms should disappear after 24-48 hours. Give us a call immediately if your discomfort lasts past this time period.

Ready For Better Pain Management?

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