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Title:Study-Efficacy of Laser Therapy in Fibromyalgia
Published: 2002
Summary:Study of 40 female patients with fibromyalgia experiencing similar symptoms. In this trial, half of the study group received laser therapy and half a placebo treatment for two weeks.
Conclusion:Significant differences found in parameters such as pain relief, muscle spasm, morning stiffness and tender point numbers in favor of the laser group after therapy.


Title:Study-Low back pain with Exercise and Laser Treatment Compared to Exercise Alone
Published:2007
Summary:A total of 61 patients with chronic low back pain for at least 12 weeks prior to the study were randomized into one of three groups. Group 1 received 12 sessions of laser therapy, 2 per week for 6 weeks; Group 2 received the same laser therapy as Group 1, but added an exercise program; and Group 3 received placebo laser therapy and an exercise program.
Conclusion:Laser therapy seemed to be an effective method of decreasing pain and reducing disability in chronic low back pain in combination with exercise compared with exercise alone.


Title:Study-Impact of Laser on Parkinson’s Disease
Published:2009
Summary:The mitochondria (powerhouses of the cell) in Parkinson’s disease tissues are metabolically and functionally compromised. Mitochondria supply the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (gasoline for the cell) essential for the survival of neuronal cells (sends and receives electrical signals over long distances within the body). This study focuses on whether laser therapy can reduce the compromised mitochondria.
Conclusion:The results of this study support the proposal that treatment with laser can improve neuronal function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and holds potential for the treatment of complex neurological conditions such as those from a stroke.


Title:Study-Efficacy of Laser Therapy in the Management of Neck Pain
Published:2009
Summary:Since chronic neck pain affects up to 24% of the population, the goal of this study is to create an imperative for evidence-based, cost effective treatments. In all, 16 randomized controlled trials including a total of 820 patients were conducted and included those diagnosed with neck strain, neck sprain, mechanical neck disorders, whiplash, neck disorders, and neck and shoulder pain.
Conclusion:Laser therapy reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain.


Title:Study- Impact of Laser on Exercise Induced Muscle Fatigue
Published:2008
Summary:Ten healthy male professional volleyball players entered a crossover randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Half had selected muscles treated with laser before exercises.
Conclusion:Laser treatment at the right level of intensity can delay the onset of skeletal muscle fatigue in high intensity exercises, in spite of increased blood lactate levels.


Title:Study- Laser Therapy for Achilles Tendinitis and Potential for Other Inflammatory Applications
Published:2006
Summary:In order to test the anti-inflammatory effect of laser therapy on activated tendinitis of the human Achilles tendon, seven patients who sought help for their bilateral Achilles pain were targeted.
Conclusion:Specific levels of laser therapy will reduce inflammation and pain in activated Achilles tendinitis. Laser therapy may therefore have potential in the management of diseases with an inflammatory component.

Other Modalities


Title:Study- Influence of Craniosacral Therapy in Patients with Fibromyalgia
Published:2009 – Oxford University Press
Summary: Eighty-four patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to an intervention group (craniosacral therapy) or placebo group (simulated treatment with disconnected ultrasound). The treatment period was 25 weeks. Post-treatment follow up at 6 months and 1 year.
Conclusion:The present study shows that craniosacral therapy improves the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia, reducing their perception of pain and fatigue and improving their night rest and mood, with an increase in physical function.

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Bay Area Neuromuscular Therapy Center

Clearwater
(Near the corner of Belleair Road and
S. Highland Avenue on Jordan Hills Court)

Serving the cities of:
Dunedin, Largo,
Palm Harbor, New Port Richey

1478 Jordan Hills Court
Clearwater, FL 33756-2368 (MM8153)
Clearwater
(Off Ft Harrison Ave, North of Druid
located in the Forever Young MD Clinic)

Serving the cities of:
Largo, Seminole,
St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park

907 S Ft Harrison Ave Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33756 (MM25733)

Call 727-461-3896 or Email us at customerservice@bayareaneuromuscular.com


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Bay Area Neuromuscular Therapy Center

Clearwater
(Near the corner of Belleair Road and
S. Highland Avenue on Jordan Hills Court)

Serving the cities of:
Dunedin, Largo,
Palm Harbor, New Port Richey

1478 Jordan Hills Court
Clearwater, FL 33756-2368 (MM8153)
Clearwater
(Off Ft Harrison Ave, North of Druid
located in the Forever Young MD Clinic)

Serving the cities of:
Largo, Seminole,
St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park

907 S Ft Harrison Ave Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33756 (MM25733)

Call 727-461-3896 or Email us at customerservice@bayareaneuromuscular.com


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