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Near-infrared light therapy to attenuate strength loss after strenuous resistance exercise

Double-blind, sham controlled, crossover study to evaluate the effect of near-infrared (NIR) light on strength and recovery of healthy individuals during exercise. NIR laser (800 nm + 970 nm) was applied to the biceps brachii muscle prior to an elbow-flexion resistance-exercise protocol.

Published: Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(1): 45-50. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.82
Author(s): Larkin-Kaiser KA, Christou E, Tillman M, George S, Borsa PA

Can intractable discogenic back pain be managed by low-level laser therapy without recourse to operative intervention?

Report on the long-term (5-year) prospective follow-up of 50 unselected patients with discogenic back pain confirmed by MRI.

Published: Journal of Pain Research. 2015; 8: 253-256. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S84458
Author(s): Ip D, Fu N-Y

The use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for musculoskeletal pain

Review paper that gives an overview of low level laser therapy or photobiomodulation therapy including history and mechanisms.

Published: MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 2(5): 00068. doi: 10.15406/mojor.2015.02.00068
Author(s): Cotler HB, Chow RT, Hamblin MR, Carroll J

Low-level light/laser therapy versus photobiomodulation therapy

Editorial on the use of the term “photobiomodulation therapy” and its acceptance as a MeSH search term.

Published: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2015; 33(4): 183-184. doi: 10.1089/pho.2015.9848
Author(s): Anders JJ, Lanzafame RJ, Arany PR

Efficacy of high and low level laser therapy in the treatment of Bell’s palsy: A randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial

Patients with Bell’s palsy. Three treatment groups; all groups received facial massage and facial expression exercises. HILT was Nd:YAG pulsed, total enegy 80 J, 10 J/cm2 LLLT with 830 nm 100 mW, 10 J/cm2, total dose 80 J.

Published: Lasers in Medical Science. 2014; 29(1): 335-342.
Author(s): Alayat MSM, Elsodany AM, Fiky AARE

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