To assess the effectiveness of low-intensity laser therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal low back pain.
This case illustrates the potential beneficial effects of using higher power levels of HILT for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome who have failed to respond to conventional inter- disciplinary treatment regimens.
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.
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.