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High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) versus TENS and NSAIDs in low back pain: clinical study
Author(s): Allesandro Zati; Damiano Fortuna; A. Valent; M. V. Filippi; Teresa Wanda Bilotta
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Paper Abstract

Low back pain, caused by lumbar disc herniation, is prevalently treated with a conservative approach. In this study we valued the efficacy of High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT), compared with accepted therapies such as TENS and NSAIDs. Laser therapy obtained similar results in the short term, but better clinical effect over time than TENS and NSAIDs. In conclusion high intensity laser therapy appears to be a interesting new treatment, worthy of further research.

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Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.584419
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Allesandro Zati, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Italy)
Damiano Fortuna, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
A. Valent, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Italy)
M. V. Filippi, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Italy)
Teresa Wanda Bilotta, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5610:
Laser Florence 2003: 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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