Low Intensity Laser Therapy is one of the most clinically researched treatment modalities available today. There have been hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles and clinical trials over the past 10 years including cellular studies, animal studies, human case profiles, and placebo controlled clinical trials. This research has shown time and time again that Low Intensity Laser Therapy treatment will achieve at least the same, but in most cases superior results to other traditional therapies, without none of the negative side effects of those therapies!
A message to fellow health practitioners from the President of Meditech
Pain is the most common denominator responsible for medical office visits. Moreover, it is the most universal presenting symptom in the practice of medicine.
Over the past 25 years, pain management has become a major focus in the delivery of healthcare systems. At Meditech over the past decade, we have taken the position that pain management is not a viable option and treatment must be directed to cure the pathology that causes pain.
Whereas in the past therapautic efforts have been directed at modulating symptoms, our efforts are focused on resolving the pathology that produces the sensation of pain along with other symptoms. Historically, the suppression of pain has been the objective of a variety of therapeutic approaches including pharmaceuticals, surgery and other methods. At Meditech, we have altered this equation by using laser therapy to cure the pathology or disease that causes the symptoms. The result - pain disappears.
Hopefully, this passion will be shared by others in the healthcare field and we welcome all collaboration in our efforts to reach this objective.
Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS(C)
Clinical Research Studies on the Efficacy of Low Intensity Laser Therapy:
Here are just a few examples of the positive results!
"72% return to work rate" Low Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (conducted at General Motors) - Anderson et al. (1995) Lasermedics.
"We show that 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"
Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Management of Neck Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo or Active-Treatment Controlled Trials - Chow et al. (2009) Lancet
"The available material suggests that LLLT is safe and effective, and that LLLT acts in a dose-dependant manner by biological mechanisms which modulate both tendon inflammation and tendon repair processes."
A Systematic Review with Procedural Assessments and Meta-Analysis of Low Level Laser Therapy in Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow) - Bjordal et al. (2008) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
"According to this meta-analysis, there is "silver" level of evidence that low level laser therapy decreases pain and morning stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis if applied for at least 4 weeks."
Low Level Laser Therapy (Classes I, II and III) for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis (Review) - Robinson et al. (2006) The Cochrane Collaboration
"Application of 10 or 15 J/cm2 was significantly more effective in reducing pain compared to pacebo. Results were marked in those with chronic pain." - Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders: A Placebo Controlled Study - Fikackova et al. (2007) Photomed & Laser Surg
Shimon Rochkind, Neurosurgeon at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Director of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction Division of Department of Neurosurgery at the Tel-Aviv University, Researcher on laser therapy for nerve regeneration and nerve transplant (Research Supported by the Christopher Reeve Foundation)
"LLLT progressively improves nerve function leading to recovery" - Rochkind S et al. (2007) Photomed Laser Surg
"LLLT improves peripheral nerve function, enhances axonal growth & regeneration." - Rochkind S et al. (2009) Int Rev Neurobiol
"Laser Phototherapy accelerates and enhances axonal sprouting & growth, promotes peripheral nerve regeneration." - Rochkind S (2009) Neurosurg Focus
"LLLT stimulates migration & fiber sprouting of neuronal cell aggregates, develops large cell neurons with dense branched interconnected network of neuronal fibers." - Rochkind S et al. (2009) Laser Surg Med
Further information regarding the effectiveness of Low Intensity Laser Therapy is available through Meditech BioFlex www.meditech-bioflex.com
"There is no other system in the world that is comparable or gets such outstanding results."
- Dr. Leonard Rudnick, Chief Principal Investigator, FDA clinical trials of Laser Therapy.