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Value of low-power lasers in the treatment of symptomatic spondilosis
Author(s): Ciprian Antipa; Vladimir Moldoveanu; Nicolae Rusca; Ion I. Bruckner; Mihaela Vlaiculescu; Elena Ionescu; Virgil V. Vasiliu
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Paper Abstract

Low power laser (LPL) use in the treatment of arthrosic rheumatism is well known. From a total number of 280 patients with symptomatic spondylosis we finally selected 66, with changes of the EEG color mapping. These investigation was done before and after treatment in order to obtain an objective method to appreciate these results. The patients were splitted in laser group (36 patients treated with HeNe and IR diode LPL) and control group (30 patients treated with placebo laser). The results indicate a significant improvement of the symptoms at 77% of the patients from laser group as compared with 33% favorable results at the placebo laser. The EEG mapping improved at 58% patients from laser group as compared with 20% at the control group.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312830
Show Author Affiliations
Ciprian Antipa, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Vladimir Moldoveanu, Bagdazar Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Nicolae Rusca, Genesis srl (Romania)
Ion I. Bruckner, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Mihaela Vlaiculescu, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Elena Ionescu, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Virgil V. Vasiliu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics

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