A recent research review has suggested what we have known for several years…that low intensity laser therapy is very effective for the treatment of acute neck pain. The authors of the article in the December 2009 issue of the Lancet, one of the most respected medical journals, reviewed 16 randomized clinical trials, involving 820 patients. They found that low intensity laser therapy does indeed offer statistically significant relieve from acute neck pain in both the short and medium terms. They did not look at long term relief, as there were no studies available.
This study confirms what we have seen clinically. For acute neck issues such as whiplash or other sprain strain injuries, I have found nothing that is more effective than our BioFlex laser. Chronic neck issues can be frustrating at times, but we have never been disappointed in acute cases.