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Abstract Title:

Botulinum toxin A (BT-A) versus low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in chronic migraine treatment: a comparison.

Abstract Source:

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2018 Oct ;76(10):663-667. PMID: 30427505

Abstract Author(s):

Luana Mazzacoratti Loeb, Rebeca Padrão Amorim, Maria da Graça Naffah Mazzacoratti, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza, Mario Fernando Prieto Peres

Article Affiliation:

Luana Mazzacoratti Loeb


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate patients with chronic migraine treated with botulinum toxin A (BT-A) and compare this with low level laser therapy (LLLT), referencing: pain days, pain intensity, intake of drugs/self-medication, anxiety and sleep disorders.

METHODS: Patients were randomized into two groups: BT-A group (n = 18) and LLLT group (n = 18). Each patient kept three pain diaries: one before (baseline) (30 days), one during treatment (30 days) and one after the post-treatment phase (30 days). Repeated ANOVA plus the Bonferroni post-test, Student's t test, and factorial analysis were applied, and p<0.05 was accepted as significant.

RESULTS: Our data showed that both treatments were able to reduce headache days, acute medication intake and decrease the intensity of pain. Anxiety was reduced in the BT-A group, while sleep disturbance was reduced in the LLLT group.

CONCLUSION: Our data showed that both treatments can be used to treat chronic migraine, without notable differences between them.

Study Type : Human Study

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