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Neuro Laser Relief Class

“As much as 62% will have one or more relapses during 1-year follow-up of an episode and 40% still with lower back pain at 6 months.”

Triano, JJ (2008) What Constitutes Evidence for Best Practice? J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31: 637-643.

“New studies point to the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) as an active participant in ...injury, inflammation and neuropathic pain development.
The DRG serves as an ideal target for the treatment of chronic pain.”

N.Ahimsadasan Neuroanatomy, Dorsal Root Ganglion. Stat Pearls Publishing 2018.

What is the Neuro Laser Method?
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Why the Neuro Laser Method?

“Treatment of the ROI directly in cases may well result in some attenuation of the pain, but the problem of re-establishing communication between the damaged nerve and the brain has not been addressed, and so the damaged nerve cell body will not be repaired.”

“Laser therapy aims at restoring full (neural) communication, allowing repair of the deteriorated spinal ganglion tissue, softening of the fibrotic nodule with release of trapped vessels and nerves.”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“Treatment is always started bilaterally on the sides of the neck, about 2cm below the ears, targeting the blood supply to the brain to increase cerebral blood supply and hence oxygenation.”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“In this study, increased blood flow by 63% (to the brain) was noted in the common carotid artery...which lasted for over 1-hour after laser.”

Assessment of changes in carotid blood flow following low-level laser therapy of the neck. Asagai Y. et al. Laser Therapy 16.3: 127-132 (2007)

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“Next, irradiation of the C1/C2 zone provides a kind of 'wake up' call which can excite (brainstem) control centres and essential cerebellar pathways.”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“Activation (with Laser at C1/C2) of the descending inhibitory pathway, under parasympathetic control, causes general vasodilation and relaxation of sympathetic controlled units...total body warming”

Asagai Y. et al. Application of LLLT in patients with cerebral palsy of the adult tension athetosis type. Laser Therapy 7: 113-118 (1995)

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“Following this, I use a dermatomal-based approach, first applying laser to the DRG to intervertebral points on the ipsilateral side..and one or two (spinal motor units) above and below the region of interest (ROI).”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“Our results illustrated that P2x3 receptors are highly expressed in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) 14 days after sciatic nerve injury, and PBM therapy 660 nm reduced its expression to normal levels.”

 Atousa Janzadeh et al. Photobiomodulation therapy reduces apoptotic factors and increases glutathione levels in a neuropathic pain model. Lasers in Medical Science, December 2016, Volume 31, Issue 9, pp 1863–1869

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“Finally, I treat the region of interest (ROI) itself. In the case of pain, by this stage the patient is usually aware of some improvement in the level of pain even though the ROI has not yet been treated.”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“LLLT reduces pain by inhibiting fast axonal transmission in small- and medium diameter Aδ and C fibers. Laser-induced neural blockade may lead to long-term altered nociception.”

Saayman L et al. Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Low-Level Laser Therapy in the management of  cervical facet dysfunction: A randomized controlled Study. JMPT 2011; 34:153-163

“The repeated application of laser may reduce peripheral nociceptive afferent input to the dorsal horn and facilitate reorganization of synaptic connections in the central nervous system producing pain modulation”

Saayman L et al. Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Low-Level Laser Therapy in the management of  cervical facet dysfunction: A randomized controlled Study. JMPT 2011; 34:153-163

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“I use a rhythmical light percussive method which I call the 'woodpecker' technique. This is particularly useful when trying to break down lympho-concentration in chronic conditions in the extremities.”

Professor Ohshiro MD, PhD. The Proximal Priority Technique. How to Maximise Laser Therapy. LTJ 2005.

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“LLLT increased lymphangiogenesis and stimulation of lymphatic motoricity facilitating removal of excess protein-rich fluid, and stimulation of macrophage cells and the immune system.”

Kilmartin, L., Denham, T., Fu, M.R. et al. Complementary low-level laser therapy for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a pilot, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Lasers Med Sci 35, 95–105 (2020).