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Effect of low-level pulsed laser 890-nm on lumbar spondylolisthesis: a case report
Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Javad Mortazavi M.D.; Mitra Afsharpad; Gholam-reza Esmaeeli Djavid
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Paper Abstract

Objective: Evaluating the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in alleviating the symptoms of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Materials and Methods: Laser was irradiated for 2 mm at six symmetric points along the lumbosacral spine and 5 points along the referred point ofpain, six times a week for 2 weeks (890 nm; 8 J/cm2; pulsed at 1500 Hz). Perception of benefit, level of function was assessed by the Oswestry disability index, lumbar mobility range of motion and low back pain intensity. Results and Discussion: Results showed a complete reduction in pain and improvement in function in the patient. This case report suggests that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) could play a role in conservative management of low-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (15 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486609
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Seyed Mohammad Javad Mortazavi M.D., Tehran Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran)
Mitra Afsharpad, Iran Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran)
Gholam-reza Esmaeeli Djavid, Iran Univ. of Medical Sciences (Iran)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4903:
Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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