This Case Series describes a pilot study designed to evaluate a novel non- pharmacologic approach to treating long-standing (N1 year) opioid dependency. The therapy involved the use of a high intensity cold laser device to treat three patients who had become addicted to prescription opioid-containing analgesic medication for treating chronic (residual) pain after a major operation.
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High-intensity cold laser treatments reduced chronic OA-related pain in former NFL football players by ~67% at rest and with activity and the beneficial effect typically persisted for 1 week or longer after 1-3 treatments in the majority of these chronic pain patients.