laser therapy


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laser therapy

Any medical use of lasers for purposes designed to improve the state of patients. Laser therapy includes simple bloodless tissue cutting; destroying or sealing unwanted blood vessels; tumour destruction; unblocking obstructed FALLOPIAN TUBES to restore fertility; removal of tattoos and birthmarks; removal of atherosclerotic plaque and thrombosis inside arteries so as to restore patency; removal of prostate gland tissue causing outflow obstruction; precision corneal curvature adjustment to correct refractive errors; treatment of glaucoma by opening eye aqueous drainage channels (see LASER TRABECULOPLASTY); destroying peripheral parts of the retina so as to allow regression of dangerously fragile new blood vessels in DIABETIC RETINOPATHY; and attempting to promote healing in sprains, inflamed tendons and painful joints. See also LASER.
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The thickness of the pregnant abdomen, uterus, and amniotic fluid makes it "very unlikely" that clinically significant amounts of laser energy would reach the fetus during cutaneous laser therapy, the authors noted.
This high power laser therapy equipment from Dimed Laser is of high stability and high quality that can be used for bone spurs treatment, herniated discs treatment, neck pain treatment, back pack treatment and so forth.
Most evidence on laser therapy for GSM comes from prospective case series with small numbers and short-term follow-up with no comparison arms.
Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy in Distraction Osteogenesis
Keywords: Low level laser therapy, Range of motion exercise, Supraspinatus tendinopathy.
Mestriner Jr., "Low intensity laser therapy in temporomandibular disorder: a phase II double-blind study," Cranio, vol.
In addition, there is still doubt as to the optimum time of when to apply low level laser therapy (LLLT).
Laser therapy can help your stiff, sore older dog live a fuller life, closer to the running and playing he did as a younger dog.