The study of High-intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) in the patients with cervical disc herniation

Baskent University Ankara Hospital is commencing recruitment for the clinical trial of the Efficacy of High-intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) in the Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation.

The trial officially began on the June 10, 2021 and is planned to complete on September 1, 2022.

The worldwide prevalence of neck pain is between 16.7-75.1%, it has been seen at an increasing rate in recent years due to sedentary living conditions. Pharmacological treatment, neck collar, traction, manual therapy, interventional injection techniques, surgical treatment and conventional physical therapy methods such as hotpack, ultrasound, TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), vacuum interference, exercise are applied in the treatment of neck pain.

The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the short and long-term efficacy of HILT treatment using improvement in the pain, range of motion, activities of daily living and functionality of the cervical spine in patients with cervical disc herniation. In group 1, only exercises will be applied; in the group 2, HILT will be applied in addition to exercise; in the group 3, hotpack, TENS, ultrasound will be applied in addition to exercises.

The link to the complete study profile: https://ichgcp.net/clinical-trials-registry/NCT05474625.

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