Vol. 3 No. 4 (2023)
Horizon Scans

Low-Level Laser Treatment for Lower Back Pain

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Published April 6, 2023

Key Messages

  • The CADTH Horizon Scanning Service identifies emerging health technologies that may be of potential interest to health care decision-makers in Canada.
  • Chronic pain, including chronic low back pain, challenges many aspects of people's lives, including social, physical, mental, and professional. Approximately 80% of adults will be affected by chronic lower back pain at least once in their lifetime and seek out multiple treatment options, including drug treatments, psychological treatments, and physical therapies.
  • This Horizon Scan summarizes available information regarding an emerging technology, the Erchonia FX 635 low-level laser system, for the treatment of chronic low back pain.