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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.
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

Pre-conditioning with low-level laser (light) therapy: light before the storm

Review article on using LLLT (or photobiomodulation therapy) for preconditioning.

Published: Dose-Response. 2014; 12: 619-649. doi: 10.2203/dose-response.14-032.Agrawal
Author(s): Agrawal T, Gupta GK, Rai V, Carroll JD

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