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Research Table of Contents:

  1. nerve pain, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, trigeminal neuralgia, nerve damage, stroke, parkison’s
  2. low back pain, arthritis, joint pain, cartilage repair, muscle strength, frozen shoulder, soft tissue injuries
  3. cellular function, wound healing, cellular reproduction increase, thyroid function

Section 1. nerve pain, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, trigeminal neuralgia, nerve regeneration

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
After treatment, there was an improvement of 71%. Only 43% continued to have loss of protective sensation. Light treatment associated with a reduced incidence of diabetic foot wounds and amputations
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2005 Mar-Apr; 95 (2)

NERVE GROWTH OKIMULATION
Contolled trial showed regeneraton of sciatic nerve and myelination in rat.
Rochkind. Photomed & Laser Surg. 2007, 25(3): 137-143.

LASER THERAPY IMPROVED SPATIAL PERCEPTION, IMPROVED NERVE FUNCTION, IMPROVED EMG OKUDY OUTCOMES.
Laser causes regeneration of nerve tissue
Peric Z, Srp Arh Celok Lek 2007 May-Jun; 135 (5-6): 257-63

CARPAL TUNNEL BETTER WITH LASER
LLL better than splinting
Clinical Rheumatology (2009 Sep;28 (9):1059-65

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA BENEFITS
Statistically significant difference to pain relief with reduced consumption of analgesics in 60% of pts whose treatment was successful was maintained at 1 year follow up
Eckerdal & Bastian Laser Therapy 1996 (8) pp 247-52

NERVE HEALING
Desensitizes C-fibers-(nerves that transmit pain)
INCREASED: Conduction latency, Schwann cell product, Nerve cell metabolism, Nerve process sprouting
DECREASED: Neural scarring and nerve microtubules, Retrograde posttraumatic degeneration, Multiple nerve discharge
Rochkind S, Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Jun;24 (2):121-128
6% OF PHOTONS REACH SPINAL CORD
Applied directly to AP of porcine subjects; 6% of photons reached cord and increased CGRP/mRNA
Kimberly Byrnes, PhD, NAALT, 2003/2004

OKROKE HELPED WITH LASER
Laser applied to skull improves brain following stroke
Curr Cardiol Rep. 2010 Jan; 12 (1):29-33

OKROKE
Animal study; Neurological deficits improved
Lasers Surg Med. 2006 Jan;38 (1):70-3.
Stroks. 2006 Oct;37 (10):2620-4.

PARKINSON’S IMPROVED WITH LASER
LLL improves nerve function with Parkinson’s
Molecular Degen 2009 Jun 17;4:26

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS IMPROVED
LLL applied to skull decreased depression and anxiety.
Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2009, 5:46, 8 December 2009

TREATMENT OF THE OKELLATE GANGLION POSITIVELY AFFECTS THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYOKEM
Kemmotsu. Laser Therapy 1997 (9) pp 5-6

Section 2: low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, joint pain, cartilage repair, frozen shoulder, soft tissue injuries

LOW BACK PAIN
83% of patients report “positive report” in reduction of pain with laser therapy
A. Venturin, M. Ortolani MLS Laser Scientific Report, pp 37-38

NECK PAIN AND MOBILITY
Reduced pain and increased joint mobility following 10 laser treatements. Most result noticed after 5 treatments.
Corti Luigi, Maccari Monica, MLS Laser Scientific Report, pp 42-47

95% EFFECTIVENESS AT RELIEF OF NECK PAIN; RECURRENCE OF PAIN 58% IN PLACEBO GROUP, BUT ONLY 14% IN LASER TREATED GROUP
Soriano et al, Laser Therapy, 1996 (8) pp 149-154

FROZEN SHOULDER BENEFITS
A significant improvement in laser therapy compared to the control group. The treatment group experienced significantly less pain and significantly improved disability scores. Range of motion in the treatment group was better than placebo.
Photomed Laser Surg. 2008 Mar 16.

SHOULDER PAIN
84% success rate in treating shoulder pain.
Luigi Corti, MLS Scientific Report, pp 62-67

CARDIAC MUSCLE BENEFITS
Laser doubles the rate of muscle regeneration in ischemia reperfusion injuries. Laser reduced scar tissue post MI by 70%; Dramatic stimulation of satellite and stem cells. Increased Heat Shock Prot and anti-oxidants
Oron U. Photomed Las Surg. 2006; 24 (2):111-

MUSCLE PERFORMANCE BETTER WITH LASER
Laser increases strength of muscles during exercise
Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Nov 18

CARTILAGE REGENERATION
Laser therapy significantly enhanced the stiffness of the cartilage after approximately 8 weeks of treatment. Laser therapy has ability to regenerate damaged cartilage.

TENDINITIS AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN BENEFITS
Acute tendinitis had the best response
Logdberg-Anersson et al, Laser Therapy 1997 (9) pp 79-86

TENDON HEALING
Treatment affects degenerative changes in tendon matrix/collagen production and inflammation. The mean effect over placebo was 32%. Optimal treatment intervals: daily or every other day for 2-4 weeks
Bjordal et al, Physical Therapy Reviews 2001

ACHILLES TENDINITIS
Prostaglandin E2 concentrations were significantly reduced. Pressure pain threshold had increased significantly and reduced inflammation and pain
Br J Sports Med. 2006 Jan;40 (1):76-80; discussion 76-80.

CARTILAGE REGENERATION
Laser therapy significantly enhanced the stiffness of the cartilage after approximately 8 weeks of treatment. Laser therapy has ability to regenerate damaged cartilage.
Bayat M, Ansari A, and Hekmat H. Effect of low-power helium-neon laser irradiation on 13-week immobilized articular cartilage of rabbits. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. Sep 2004. 42(9): 866-870.
Jia YL and Guo ZY. Effect of low-power He-Ne laser irradiation on rabbit articular chondrocytes in vitro. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2004. 34(4): 323-328.

MUSCLE PERFORMANCE BETTER WITH LASER
Laser increases strength of muscles during exercise
Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Nov 18

FRACTURES
Laser creates an increase in Osteoblasts & Calcium
Pinheiro L, Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Jun;24 (2):169-171

Section 3: cellular healing and function

BONE REGENERATION IN DENTIOKRY AND MEDICINE
Laser improves osteoblastic formation, bone strength in fractures, implant stability, and can improve osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Lasers Med Sci. 2010 Jul; 25(4): 559-69). Photomed Laser Surg. 2010 Jun; 28(3): 365-9 Lasers Surg Med 2009 Apr;41(4):298-304
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Jan 4;5(1):1

CELLULAR BENEFITS
INCREASES: mitochondria and ATP production, cytochrome oxiase and singlet oxygen, tissue regeneration genes and motor proteins, RNA DNA synthesis, growth factors, cell metabolism, angiogenesis, and mitosis
Desmet K, et al. Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Jun; 24 (2):121-128

PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS
INCREASES: cell proliferation, cell division, cell maturation, secretion of growth factors, wound healing, collagen production, wound strength, wound closer, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, epithelialization, skin circulation, oxygen supply, activity satellite cell cultures (stem cells)
DECREASES: Prostaglandin E2, substance P, cyclooxygenase 2 (Cox 2), muscle tension
J Clin Las Med Surg 2004; 22 (2) 141-150

THYROID FUNCTION IMPROVES
Laser improves the function of the thyroid based on lab values with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.
Lasers Surg Med. 2010 Aug;42 (6):589-96

AOKHMA,BRONCHITIS,PULMONARY FUNCTION
There have been at least 20 studies on asthma and other pulmonary conditions. Here is link to those studies. http://www.lt4pain.com/uploads/respiratory.pdf

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Friday10:00am - 12:15pm
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