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dc.contributor.convenorHeidi Abrahamseen_AU
dc.contributor.authorGraham, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaakso, Liisaen_US
dc.contributor.editorHeidi Abrahamseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T12:31:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T12:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-08-10T06:27:09Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.walt.nu/images/stories/WALT%202008%20Programme%20and%20Abstracts%20Final%20Nov%202008.pdfen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23393
dc.description.abstractTo verify response mechanisms and the feasibility of clinical models of pain research, the effect of laser phototherapy on neurophysiological pain mechanisms needs to be determined first in the absence of pathology. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, repeated measures study was undertaken to investigate the possible involvement of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) following laser irradiation. Nineteen healthy subjects participated in a study that consisted of 5 treatments to the right posterior neck region at a dose of 4.0 J/cm2, using 820 nm laser. Each subject received active laser, placebo laser and a control condition over a three-day period, with a minimum of one day between sessions. Heart rate, blood pressure, bilateral skin temperature and skin conductance were measured distally. Results indicated that there was no alteration in sympathetic outflow, with no change in any of the outcome variables. It was concluded that in the laser phototherapy strategy used in this study, no effect on SNS outflow occurs in normal subjects. The model described raises the prospect for continuing research in clinical models of pain to determine if the SNS is involved in pain mediation subsequent to laser irradiation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Incen_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Rochelle, NYen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.walt.nu/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.medimond.com/proceedings/detail.asp?id=20081019en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameWALT South Africa 2008en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the International Conference of the World Association of Laser Therapyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-10-19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-10-22en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSun City (South Africa)en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110499en_US
dc.titleConfirmation: LASER application to the cervical spine in the absence of pathology has no effect on sympathetic nervous system outflowen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 MEDIMOND. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website.en_AU
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