Investigation on the effect of low-level laser therapy including laser acupuncture in the treatment of chronic low back pain

Gregory Glazov

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The candidate examined low-level laser therapy in the treatment of non-specific chronic tow back pain, a condition commonly seen in primary care. Randomised controlled trials examining laser acupuncture, and a systematic review were conducted to determine if laser therapy had a laser specific benefit for pain reduction in this condition, Low dose laser acupuncture did not show a difference between effect of active laser and control. This dissertation however suggests that treatment of this condition using higher laser doses of over 3 joules per point may achieve clinically important pain reduction for up to three months with no adverse effects
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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