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ACE Report #11946
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

High-intensity laser therapy versus combined US and TENS in cervical spondylosis treatment


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of high-intensity laser therapy and combination of ultrasound treatment and transcutaneous nerve stimulation in patients with cervical spondylosis: a randomized controlled trial

Lasers Med Sci. 2019 Jul;34(5):947-953. doi: 10.1007/s10103-018-2682-7

Contributing Authors: M Venosa E Romanini R Padua S Cerciello

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Synopsis

84 patients with cervical spondylosis were randomized to treatment with either 6 weeks of high-intensity laser therapy or 6 weeks of combined ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy. Patients were assessed for outcome on a visual analog scale for pain and the Neck Disability Index at 4 weeks following the completion of treatment. Results demonstrated significant within-g...

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