The Clinical Status of Low Energy Laser Therapy in 1989

Jeffrey R. Basford

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Abstract

Low energy laser therapy has gained varying acceptance as a treatment for a broad range of soft tissue, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. A controversial, but surprisingly large body of research with cell cultures suggests that laser irradiation can nondestructively alter cellular processes. Unfortunately, animal and human studies are often contradictory and difficult to evaluate due to differing study designs. As a result, the clinical effectiveness of low energy laser therapy remains debatable. Nevertheless, the findings are intriguing and deserve further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Laser Applications
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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