Laser acupuncture: effectiveness depends upon dosage
- Correspondence to Professor G David Baxter, Centre for Physiotherapy Research, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand;
Glazov and colleagues are to be commended for their efforts in completing a high quality, primary care-based trial of laser acupuncture in the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP).1 This is a timely and important study (see page 94): over the last several decades, back pain (and CLBP in particular), has become recognised as a prevalent, costly and largely intractable condition; laser acupuncture is an increasingly popular treatment choice for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, including back pain.
In many respects, this is a well planned, high quality and well conducted study. The range of …