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The Clinical Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy on Shoulder Pain

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2010, 20(1), pp.183-192
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Kyungmoo Park 1 이길재 2 SONG YUN KYUNG 1 Lim Hyung Ho 1

1경원대학교
2경원대학교 한방재활의학

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical effects of low level laser therapy on shoulder pain. Methods :From October 1, 2009 to November 14, 2009, we applied 15 participants who consented to an assignment had a shoulder pain to low level laser therapy(LLLT). We treated LLLT 8 times on both upper trapezius, levator scapular, pectoralis, suboccipital, rhomboid, rotator cuff tender point for 2 weeks. To evaluate the efficiency of low level laser therapy, we used questionnaire of shoulder pain symptom, questionnaire of a day living discomfort scale, shoulder pain and disability index(SPADI) and pressure pain threshold(PPT) at before treatment and after treatment 4 times and 8 times. Results :There was a significant difference in questionnaire of shoulder pain symptom, questionnaire of a day living discomfort scale, SPADI and PPT after 8th treatment. Conclusions :Low level laser therapy for shoulder pain is effective to improve patients' symptoms measured with questionnaire of pain and a day living discomfort score, SPADI and PPT significantly.

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