General Motors Double-Blind Study
This randomized double-blind prospective study compares the efficacy of physical therapy (PT) combined with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome against a program of physical therapy alone. (1995)
Ohshiro Laser Therapy 27 Years of Laser Treatment: A Personal Perspective by Toshio Ohshiro, M.D.
Toshio Ohshiro, M.D. Japan Medical Laser Laboratory, Shinanomachi, and the Ohshiro Clinics, Shinanomachi and Ginza, Tokyo, presents a twenty-seven-year retrospective overview of work in laser surgery and, more specifically, laser therapy, during which over 45,000 patients have been treated at the author's clinics as of June 2001.
Trigger Point Injections - Techniques, Pitfalls, and Alternatives
Bernard Filner, MD provides tips on practicing good technique for inactivating trigger points while avoiding pitfalls and minimizing complications. (2008)
A Clinical Trial on Low-Level Laser Therapy as Pain Control Modality
The study is a pilot project and was not considered by an IRB for the initial phase. Continued investigation is suggested. The equipment for the study was provided by MicroLight Corp of America and the treatment delivered in the study was done so according to the manufacturers recommendations. No fees for treatment were charged to any patients and no subjects were paid to participate in the study. (2005)
Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light Therapy
The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves, and preventing cell death and tissue damage has been known for over forty years since the invention of lasers. (2009)
Fibromyalgia, Myofasical Pain Syndrome
Bernard Filner, MD discusses how practitioners will often use fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and myofascial pain syndrome (MFPS) interchangeably without understanding of the significant differences in symptoms, signs, treatment, and prognosis between these two conditions.
Laser Therapy Compared to LED Therapy
Comparing Laser Therapy and Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapeutic treatments. Views from expert researchers on how laser therapy is superior to LED therapy.
Low-Level Laser Therapy for Neuropathic Pain in Oncology
Doctor Bernard Filner describes in this article his recent experiences regarding the use of the Low Power Laser in the treatment of patients with neuropathic pain, particularly after oncologic radiation therapy. (2010)
Low-Level Laser Therapy—A Clinician's View
Guest editorial by Bernard Filner, MD in Practical Pain Management (2006)
Oncology—Low-Level Laser Combined with Chemotherapy Patients
Doctor Bernard Filner describes his recent experiences regarding the use of the Low Power Laser in the treatment of patients with neuropathic pain, particularly after oncologic radiation therapy. (2010)