High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) versus TENS and NSAIDs in low back pain: Clinical study

A. Zati, D. Fortuna, A. Valent, M. V. Filippi, T. W. Bilotta

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
EditorsL. Longo, A.G. Hofstetter, M.-L. Pascu, W.R.A. Waidelich
Pages277-283
Number of pages7
Volume5610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventLaser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World - Florence, Italy
Duration: Nov 6 2003Nov 8 2003

Other

OtherLaser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period11/6/0311/8/03

Keywords

  • High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT)
  • Lumbar disc herniation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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