Neurological Effects of Therapeutic Laser

Neurological Effects of Therapeutic Laser

The rehabilitative possibilities of therapeutic laser are encouraging and continuing studies of the underlying mechanism of action and biologic effects will likely result in improved outcomes for the neurologic patient.

By William J. Kneebone, CRNA, DC, CNC, DIHom

Therapeutic laser has been studied for numerous neurological conditions that include:

  1. Stroke (including acute embolic stroke, ischemic stroke)

  2. Traumatic brain injury

  3. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease

  4. Trigeminal neuralgia

  5. Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN)

  6. Cerebral palsy

  7. Spinal cord injuries

  8. Peripheral nerve regeneration

  9. Major depression