Low energy laser therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Low energy laser therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Florian Johannsen and Benjamin C Hauschild and Lars Remvig and Villy Johnsen and Marisa Petersen and Theresa Bieler},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={23 3},
Low energy laser (LEL) is a widely used treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal disorders although convincing documentation of the effect is missing. We have examined the LEL effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in a double blind placebo controlled study. Twenty-two patients completed the study (10 receiving LEL treatment) according to the protocol. A significant effect on pain score was found due to LEL treatment, but when data were corrected for disease variation the effect disappeared. No… CONTINUE READING