Photonic and Laser Therapy LEP2000
Restored Median Nerve Function in Patients
with Chronic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Low Energy Photonic & Laser Therapy (LEPT), Doctors Salansky Protocol, for symptom relief and restoration of median nerve function in patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome using LEP2000 Photonic Therapy System.
19 patients (13 females and 6 males, mean age 45 years) with 35 hands affected by CTS were included to the study. The mean duration of symptoms was 2.69 years. Patients received a combination of LEPT and wrist splints at night. LEPT, Doctors Salansky Protocol, included combined treatments with LEP2000 LED cluster modules (wavelengths of 660nm and 880 nm) and Laser LD100. Patients received 10-24 treatments (mean 18 treatments), 3 times per week. The following outcome measures were taken at the initial and final patients’ visits: pain by VAS (0 - 10); sleep disturbance (number of times a patient was waking up at night due to hand pain and/or numbness); and standard nerve conduction test.
After LEPT course, statistically significant (p<0.001) objective normalization of median nerve motor distal latency
from abnormal mean value of 4.68ms (range 4.0 – 6.0) to normal 3.99ms (range 3.5 -4.3) was observed (Fig.1).
Patients’ subjective symptoms also improved substantially (Fig. 1). Statistically significant (p<0.001) reduction
in mean pain VAS from 6.53 (range 2-10) to 1.97 (range 0-10) was observed. Night sleep improved (p<0.001) with lesser awakening
at night caused by pain and numbness from mean 2.5 per night (range 0-5.5) to 0.53 (range 0-5).
At 6-18 months follow-up, 13 patients out of 15 that received significant improvement or full resolution of symptoms were found to be stable.
Chaiton A, Ko G, Salansky, N, Salansky N. Low energy photonic & laser therapy is effective for the restoration of median nerve function in patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (clinical trial). Manuscript, (publication is pending Muscle & Nerve).