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Laser Therapy and Exercise – The Right Combination

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Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders and effects many people at one point or another throughout their lives.

Bioflex Laser published a study whose primary purpose was to investigate the therapeutic effect of low intensity laser therapy (LILT) on this disorder.

METHODS: -Sixty patients are randomly divided into three groups, one received low intensity laser therapy (LILT), the second group the low intensity laser and physical exercises simultaneously and the other the laser placebo and physical exercises simultaneously. Laser therapy was performed for 6 weeks, two sessions per week. Pain and disability were measured and compared, at 0, 6 and 12 weeks after the treatment in the three groups.

RESULTS: -Patient’s disability in groups 1 and 2 at week 6 showed a significant improvement compared to the beginning of the study. (Group I, P=0.02, P=0.012, group II, P=0.031, P=0.042, respectively).The rate of pain and disability at the week 12 improved significantly compared to the week 6 of the study in each group of 1 and 2. (Group I, P=0.002, P=0.02, group II, P=0.043, P=0.02, respectively). In the comparison of the groups at week 12, the values of pain (P=0.02) and disability (P=0.03) had improved in group I (laser therapy accompanied with physical exercise).

CONCLUSION: – BioFlex Results revealed that laser therapy accompanied with physical exercise can be the most effective way for improving the chronic back pains including pain relief and reduction of disability in the patients.

Bioflex Laser and LILT are approved by Health Canada for treatment of many conditions including sports injuries, arthritic problems, and back problems.

Johnston Health Center proudly offers Bioflex laser therapy.  Book your consultation HERE and learn how LILT can help. Alternatively, Contact us at info@johnstonhealthcenter.com or 705-728-3070 (Barrie) 705-476-9111 (North Bay)

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