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Low-energy laser biostimulation therapy of musculoskeletal disorders: clinical study
Author(s): Natalia Filonenko; Oleg Livshitz; Norman M. Salansky
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Paper Abstract

215 patients (86 males and 129 females, average age 60.3 years) suffering from musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, both chronic and acute, were treated by low energy lasers. Most patients failed to improve in spite of the fact that different conventional treatment modalities were implemented. Some of them were unable to tolerate drugs because of allergy or gastrointestinal intolerance. The photobiostimulation system FABULIGHTTM (IMM Inc., Canada) with adjustable output parameters for both red and infrared wavelength was used. Different modalities of LELBT were used: local and generalized stimulation of tender points and affected areas. Stiffness, swelling, range of motion and pain were assessed. 65% of symptoms improvement was obtained in average.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137348
Show Author Affiliations
Natalia Filonenko, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Oleg Livshitz, Private Clinic in Toronto (Canada)
Norman M. Salansky, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1643:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III
R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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