Laser Treatment for Lower Back Pain


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Horizon Scan
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Health Technology Update
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  1. What is the evidence for Laser Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain?

Key Message

The CADTH Horizon Scanning Service identifies emerging health technologies that may be of potential interest to health care decision-makers in Canada.

Chronic pain, including chronic low back pain, challenges many aspects of people's lives, including social, physical, mental, and professional. Approximately 80% of adults will be affected by chronic lower back pain at least once in their lifetime and seek out multiple treatment options, including drug treatments, psychological treatments, and physical therapies.

This Horizon Scan summarizes available information regarding an emerging technology, the Erchonia FX 635 low-level laser system, for the treatment of chronic low back pain.