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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2020, vol. 26, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020263.3298
Published online: 26 August 2020

Original article

J of IMAB. 2020 Jul-Sep;26(3):3298-3301
Stamenka Mitova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Mariya Gramatikova1ORCID logo, Borislav Chongov2ORCID logo, Margarita Avramova1ORCID logo,
1) Training sector of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, Department of Kinesitherapy, South-West University Neofit Rilski, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
2) Medical center Orthomed, University Hospital for Active Treatment of Orthopaedics Prof. Boicho Boichev, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The study aims to investigate (evaluate) the effect of laser acupuncture on musculoskeletal spine dysfunctions.
Material and Methods: 35 people (participants) with musculoskeletal spine dysfunctions were recruited. Anamnesis, somatoscopy, Schober test, Ott test, Lasegue test and VAS scale were used for assessment before and after treatment. The participants received MLS-laser therapy (laser acupuncture) daily for 10 days with a duration of 10 minutes per procedure. The results (Data) were analyzed using Prism 3.02.
Results: 35 participants, including 15 women and 20 men, were examined. The mean age of the observed contingent (X±SD) in females is 48 ± 6.3 years and in males 53 ± 4.3 years. Median values of the Ott test before and after the MLS treatment were as follows: 2.46 ± 0.44 cm, and 4.27 ± 0.56 cm. Shober’s test shows 1.60 ± 0.43 cm before and 2.83 ± 0.63 cm after treatment. The test of Lasegue shows 67.43 ± 4.27º before and 82.57± 4.09º after. The average of pain measured before and after treatment was 8.91 ± 1.01 mm and 1.71 ± 0.79 mm, respectively. There were statistically significant differences before and after treatment (p <0.05).
Conclusions: Data demonstrate the efficacy and positive effect of applied MLS therapy in patients with musculoskeletal spine dysfunctions. Treatment significantly reduces pain and muscle spasm after application and improves the quality of life of patients with this dysfunction. Laser therapy not only helps the reduction of painful symptoms in musculoskeletal pathologies but is also a valuable tool for rehabilitation.

Keywords: laser, rehabilitation, acupuncture, spine, dysfunctions, prevention, treatment,

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Please cite this article as: Mitova S, Gramatikova M, Chongov B, Avramova M. Research of the Possibilities of Laser Acupuncture in Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions in the Area of the Spine. J of IMAB. 2020 Jul-Sep;26(3):3298-3301. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020263.3298

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Stamenka Mitova, PhD, Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare and Sports, South-West University Neofit Rilski; 66, Ivan Mihaylov Str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; E-mail: stami80@abv.bg

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Received: 24 September 2019
Published online: 26 August 2020

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