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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy Versus Low Level Laser Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain

Tarek Abdel, Rahman Ali Anmar

Journal of Lasers in Medical Science, 2015, 6(4): 157-161

Study Summary

All of the 70 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with non-radiating low back pain that had lasted more than 3 months. 35 patients received 12 Anodyne treatments (30 minutes each; 2 times per week for 6 weeks).  Anodyne treatments were followed by 20 minutes of physical therapy interventions.  Patients were also instructed to perform home exercise on the days they did not receive Anodyne therapy. A physical therapist, who did not know what treatments that patient had received, measured changes in disability (FRI), pain and flexion range of motion after Anodyne treatments.

Results 

Patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study obtained numerous beneficial results, including:

  • Significant back pain relief
  • Substantial decrease in disability
  • Improved low back range of motion
  • While patients benefited from both Anodyne and LLLT treatments, patients who used Anodyne gained the most improvement in their low back pain (Disability, FRI outcome) and had a pain reduction of more than 35%.
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The Efficacy of Monochromatic Infrared Photo-Thermal Energy Therapy in Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study report

Stanley Paul, Yuanlong Liu, Robert McAlister

Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. January-March 2010, Vol. 4, No. 1

Study Summary

The 20 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes, chronic pain and impaired skin detection to the 10 gram Semmes Weinstein Monofilament (SWM) in the lower extremities. The patients received a mean of 12 treatments of Anodyne therapy (duration of 30 minutes per treatment).

Results 

Patients who received Anodyne treatments in the manner described in this study obtained significant beneficial results, including:

  • 68% pain reduction in the lower extremities compared to pre-treatment values
  • 40% improvement in Tinetti Balance Scale (mean 16.65 pre-treatment to 23.45 after)
  • Observed ability to detect the SWM increased from 1.8 sites to 10.5 sites (nearly a 500% change)
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A Combined Treatment Protocol for Patients With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Wendy M. Ferx, MS, PT; Meredith R. Hall, DPT

FEDERAL PRACTITIONER, September 2015, 68-73

 

Study Summary

All of the 33 patients who qualified for this study (conducted at a Veterans Administration Hospital) were diagnosed with diabetes, foot pain, discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance. All patients first received 12 clinic-based treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.  Following completion of the clinic-based protocol, the study evaluated the real-life results of ongoing unsupervised home use of Anodyne therapy. Physical therapists evaluated changes in neuropathic symptoms in response to 3 and 6 months of home use of Anodyne therapy by these patients.

 

Results

Patients who received 12 clinic-based Anodyne treatments in the manner described in the study, experienced substantial foot pain relief, reduction in fall risk, reversed the loss of protective sensation and improved their functional ability.

After both 3 and 6 months of unsupervised Anodyne home use, these patients obtained continued:

  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Mobility and Balance
  • Improved Activities of Daily Living
  • Reduced Fall Risk
  • Increased Foot Sensation
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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy versus Low Level Laser Therapy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Tarek Anmar, PT, PhD
Lasers Med Sci 2014; 5(4):176-82

 

Study Summary

The 60 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with chronic pain and osteoarthritis. 30 patients received Anodyne, physical therapy and home exercise. The other 30 patients received infrared laser, physical therapy and home exercise.  All patients received 12 treatments rendered 2 times per week for 6 weeks.

 

Results

90 percent of patient receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced knee pain relief, including:

  • A 51% decrease in knee pain compared to a 45% decrease with laser
  • 60% improvement in lower extremity function compared to a 30% improvement in the laser treated group
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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Tarek A. Anmar, PT, PhD
Bull. Fac. Ph.Th.Cairo Univ., Vol. 15, No. (2) Jul. 2010

 

Study Summary

The 40 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis.  20 patients received Anodyne, physical therapy and home exercise. The other 20 patients received hot pack, ultrasound, physical therapy and home exercise. Both groups of patients received 12 total treatments.

 

Results

Patients receiving Anodyne (as described in the study) experienced knee pain relief, including:

  • 57% reduction in their knee pain
  • 36% improvement in the 6 minute walk test
  • 51% improvement in the Lower Extremity Functional Index
  • All measured results in the patients receiving Anodyne were significantly better than those receiving the alternative treatment
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Improved Sensitivity in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy

Salvatore L. DeLellis, DPM, Dale H. Carnegie, DPM, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(2): 143-147, 2005

 

Study Summary

The 1047 patients who qualified for this study suffered from pain/discomforting foot sensations. 75% of patients were diagnosed with diabetes and the remainder were diagnosed with other conditions that may have been associated their symptoms.  The studied patients received treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy interventions.

 

Results 

The patients receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in this study, include:

  • 88% relief from pain/discomforting foot sensations
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Restoration of Sensation, Reduced Pain, and Improved Balance in Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study with monochromatic near-infrared treatment

David R. Leonard, MD, FACE, Hamed Farooqi, MD, FACE, Sara Myers, RN
Diabetes Care 27:168–172, 2004

 

Study Summary

All 27 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, foot pain/discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance.

Patients received either 6 or 12 Anodyne treatments rendered in a diabetes center.

 

Results

Patients who received Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, obtained significant pain relief after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment but not sham treatment, including:

  • Relief from discomforting foot sensations improved more in response to active treatment than to sham treatment.
  • Balance improved in 50% of patients
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Symptomatic Reversal of Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Diabetes

Alan B. Kochman, MSPT, Dale H. Carnegie, DPM, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 92(3): 125-130, 2002

 

Study Summary

All of the 49 patients who qualified for this study experienced foot pain/discomforting foot sensations and either type 1 or type 2 Diabetes. Patients received 12 treatments consisting of Anodyne and physical therapy rendered in a hospital-based outpatient therapy clinic.

 

Results

94% of patients reported significant relief from their pain/discomforting foot sensations. These discomforting foot sensations were relieved by 77%.

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