The Use of Low Level Laser Biostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Syndromes

  • K. C. Moore
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 252)


High powered lasers such as CO2 and YAG which are used in surgery exert their effect by generating heat in the body tissues. At temperatures between 40–100 °C there is a progressive cellular change ranging through protein denaturation and coagulation to cellular disruption and destruc­tion. Above 100 °C tissue vapourisation occurs and at even higher tempera­tures there is tissue carbonisation and burn off.


Chronic Pain Pain Relief Laser Therapy Post Herpetic Neuralgia Chronic Pain Syndrome 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Moore
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  1. 1.Laser Therapy ClinicThe Royal Oldham HospitalOldhamUK

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