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2022 Nov 18

Medicine (Baltimore)



The effect of systemic versus local transcutaneous laser therapy on tension-type cephalea and orofacial pain in post-COVID-19 patients: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial.


Costanti Vilela Campos M, Simoes Velloso Schuler S, de Barros Motta P, Cátia Mazzoni A, Cristina da Silva F, Martins M D, Fernandes K P S, Mesquita-Ferrari R A, Horliana A C R T, Bussadori S K, Motta L J
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Nov 18; 101(46):e31218.
PMID: 36401476.


Orofacial pain and tensional cephalea were symptoms commonly reported in COVID-19 patients, even after recovery, and were considered chronic pain in these cases. The aim of this research is to evaluate the effect of the application of photobiomodulation with red and infrared lasers applied locally and systemically.