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Pain Management

Evaluation of Low-Level Laser Therapy at 635nm for the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain:  A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study
Laser in Surgery Medicine 2014, Volume 46, Number S25, March 2014 Ryan Maloney, Steven Shanks
Phoenix, AZ; Erchonia Corporation, McKinney, TX

Low-Level Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
Funct Neurol Rehabil Ergon 2016;6(2):97-104
Gregory C. Roche; Daniel J. Murphy; Trevor S. Berry; Steven Shanks

Effects of a Single Treatment with Two Non-Thermal Wavelengths on Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
Dove Press Journal, Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 2019:12 319–325
Robert G. Silverman, Albert Comey, Travis Sammons

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Low-level Laser Device for Treating Lower Back Pain
eMedical Research, Volume 2, Article ID: 100005
Trevor S. Berry, Paul J. Quarneri, Gregory Roche and Travis M. Sammons

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Treating Low Back Pain: 12-Month Follow-Up
Journal of Pain & Relief 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1
Trevor S. Berry, Paul J. Quarneri, Gregory Roche, and Travis M. Sammons

Low-Level Laser Therapy at 635 nm for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study
Journal of Pain & Relief 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1

David M. Macias, Michael J. Coughlin, Kerry Zang, Faustin R. Stevens, James R. Jastifer, Jesse F. Doty

Two Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials Evaluating the Efficacy of Red 635nm Low Level Laser for the Treatment of Low Back Pain
The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Trevor S. Berry, Paul J. Quarneri, Travis M. Sammons, and Steve Shanks

Efficacy of 635nm Red Low-Level Laser on Nociceptive Musculoskeletal Pain Compared to NSAIDS, Opioids, and Other Light Sources
Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal ISSN: 2471-6804
Jacob Januskewski, Chris Bromley, Cesar A Lara, Kirk Gair, Brandon Brock, Leonid Polishuk, and Travis Sammons

Low-Level Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
A Prospective Study

Foot & Ankle International
Volume 24. Number 4. April 2014
James R. Jastifer, MD, Fernanda Catena, MD, Jesse F. Doty, MD, Faustin Stevens, MD, Michael J. Coughlin, MD

Assessing the Impact of High Photon Energy Wavelengths on the Treatment of Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2023, Article ID 6672019, 9 pages
Travis Sammons, Kirk Gair, Robert G. Silverman, and Steve Shanks

Post Op

Low-Level Laser-Assisted Liposuction: A 2004 Clinical Study of its Effectiveness for Enhancing Ease of Liposuction Procedures and and Facilitating the Recovery Process for Patients Undergoing Thigh, Hip, and Stomach Contouring
Robert F. Jackson, MD; Gregory Roche, DO; Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD; Douglas D. Dedo, MD; Kevin T. Slattery, MD

Low-Level Laser-Assisted Liposuction: the Neira 4 L Technique
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Rodrigo Neira, MD*, Luiz Toledo, MD, Jose Arroyave, BSc, MSc, TEM, SEM, Efrain Solarte, Dr, Rer, Nat, MSc, Carolina Isaza, MO, MSc, Oscar Gutierrez, MD, MSc, William Criollo, BSc, MSc, Hugo Ramirez, VMD, MSc, Maria I. Gutierrez, MD, MSc, PhD, Clara L. Ortiz-Neira, MD

**This article shows lasers effect on fat cells.

Low Level Laser in Liposuction Results

Low-Level Laser Therapy Effectiveness for Reducing Pain After Breast Augmentation American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 26, No. 3, 2009
Robert F. Jackson, MD; Gregory Roche, DO; Todd Mangione, DO 

Body Contouring

A Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Study Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy Using a 532-nm Green Diode for Contouring the Waist, Hips, and Thighs Study Abstract
David P. Suarez, DO; Gregory C. Roche, MD, FACS; Robert F. Jackson, MD, FACS

Low-Level Laser Therapy as a Non-Invasive Approach for Body Contouring:  A Randomized, Controlled Study Lasers in Surgery Medicine 41: 799-809 (2009)
Robert F. Jackson, MD; Joug D. Dedo, MD; Greg C. Roche, MD; David I. Turok, and Ryan J. Maloney

The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy for Noninvasive Body Contouring  Aesthetic Medicine Art and Techniques
Robert F. Jackson, MD; Ryan J. Maloney

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Reducing the Hip, Waist, and Upper Abdomen Circumference of Individuals with Obesity
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Volume 35, Number 3, 2017
Gregory C. Roche, DO, Steven Shanks, Robert F. Jackson, MD, and Laura Jane Holsey, DO

Dr. Neira Cosmetic Surgery 2001


A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial Evaluating the Ability of Low-Level Laser Therapy to Improve the Appearance of Cellulite
Robert F. Jackson, MD, Gregory C. Roche, DO, and Steven Shanks


Erchonia Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Onychomycosis
A Preliminary Report on an Ongoing Clinical Trial

Podiatry Review Vol 71:2
Robert Sullivan and Deirdre O’Flynn
Clinical Director of Midleton Foot Clinic, Midleton, Ireland
Deirdre O’Flynn, Senior Associate, Midleton Foot Clinic

A Retrospective Study of Non-thermal Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatolgy
May 2017
Kerry Zang, DPM; Robert Sullivan, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MSc Pod Surgery, PgCAcup, FIChPA, MInstChP; Steven Shanks
~Article available on JCAD online

Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis using Laser Pharmacology
Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians
Kerry Zang, Travis Sammons, Steve Shanks

Veterinary Medicine

Equine Wound Healing:  Influence Low Low Level Laser Therapy on an Equine Metacarpal Wound Healing Model
Henry W. Jann, *, Kenneth Bartels, Jerry W. Ritchey, Mark Payton, and John M. Bennett

Laser Therapy Haled Equine Leg Wounds Faster in Oklahoma State Study
by Lou Anne Epperley, DVM

Veterinary Practice News December 2012

Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy on ROS Homeostasis and Expression of IGF-1 and TGF-1 in Skeletal Muscle During the Repair Process
Lasers in Medical Science

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Synergize with 635, 532, and 405 nm Laser Wavelengths in Renal Fibrosis
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Megan O’Connor, Rachana Patil,  Jiangzhou Yu, Richard Hickey, Kavitha Premanand, Andre Kajdacsy-Balla, Enrico Benedetti, and Amelia Bartholomew