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Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU): SBU Systematic Review Summaries [Internet].

Laser Treatment of Neck Pain

Summary and conclusions
SBU Alert Report No. 2014-03

May 20, 2014

  • In cases of chronic neck pain, low effect laser therapy can provide relief from pain for 2–6 months after the completion of treatment.
  • The studies have not especially focused on side effects, but no serious complications or side effects have been reported.
  • There are no cost-effectiveness studies comparing low level laser to other treatments.
  • Several well-executed studies are necessary to determine with certainty the effects of treatment with low level laser compared to placebo and other methods, above all in cases of acute pain, and with regard to function and working capacity, and to long-term effects.

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Bookshelf ID: NBK316452, PMID: 26803863


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