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Low level laser
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A meta-analysis found that when reviewing only clinical trials using the energy dose recommended in the Bjordal et al review, joint pain relief was clinically important, as compared to placebo.  
A systematic review/meta-analysis of LLLT for neck pain found that it decreased acute neck pain immediately and provided long term improvement for chronic neck pain. 
- Bjordal, JM et al (2003). "A systematic review of low level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders". Aust J Physiother 49 (2): 107-116. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A+systematic+review+of+low+level+laser+therapy+with+location-specific+doses+for+pain+from+chronic+joint+disorders. Retrieved 12-2-2013.
- Jang, H et al (Aug 2012). "Meta-analysis of pain relief effects by laser irradiation on joint areas". Photomed Laser Surg 30 (8): 405-417. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Meta-analysis+of+pain+relief+effects+by+laser+irradiation+on+joint+areas. Retrieved 12-2-2013.
- Chow, RT et al (Dec 5 2009). "Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials". Lancet 374 (9705): 1897-1908. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19913903. Retrieved 12-2-2013.