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Effectiveness of High Intensity Laser Therapy in managing Neck related painful conditions: A Scoping Review

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Diggaj Shrestha, Hem Jiwani, Upneet Kaur, Parul Dalal, Rahul Kumar, Kunal Setia, Pardeep, Manalisa Kalita, Ankita Sharma, Sunita Sharma
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.Si6.027


Neck pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition, affecting individuals of all ages and etiologies. Numerous studies have been conducted on High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) and neck pain, but no synthesis has been published as of yet. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of HILT for the treatment of neck pain caused by a wide range of conditions. Methods: PubMed, Scopus, and PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) databases were searched using an array of keywords and medical subject headings to identify relevant articles. The included articles discussed HILT and neck-related conditions. Two evaluators extracted data and assessed the eligibility of studies. The PEDro scale was used to evaluate the risk of bias, and Sackett's levels of evidence were used to evaluate the evidence regarding neck-related disorders. Among the articles examined, seven met all eligibility requirements and were included in the final qualitative synthesis. These articles included a total of 602 patients treated with HILT for neck pain. Conclusion: HILT in conjunction with a comprehensive and individualized exercise program is undeniably beneficial for addressing functional deficits. HILT is a feasible, safe intervention for enhancing function in patients with neck pain caused by a variety of conditions

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