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What does laser therapy do in arthritis and spondylosis?

What does laser therapy do in arthritis and spondylosis?

Release...: Laser therapy for things like arthritis/spondylosis of the spine is an alternative to traditional surgical methods whereby the arthritis is "cleaned out" by a laser rather than a typical surgical instrument. Laser therapy procedures supposedly have better recovery rates; and less complications...But this is operator dependent. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Depends on patient: And physician. Slt can wear off, many patients are afraid of laser. Drops can always be stopped but laser can't be taken back. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work?

How does laser therapy work?

Calms blood vessels: Laser shrinks the overactive blood vessels near the surface in rosacea. You may need several treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laser therapy?

What is the definition or description of: laser therapy?

Targeted Light RX: Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, redness, and pigmentation issues. ...Read more

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Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy: An article published in the lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (lllt) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of dr roberta chow, brain and mind research institute, university of sydney. He concluded lllt reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Yes: If can be effective way to get assistance to quit smoking. It is not a quick one time procedure. It takes a number of treatments by someone trained in its use. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

Never: I am not aware of any evidence-based support for the use of laser therapy in the treat, ENT algorithm for injury/sprains in general. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more