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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 332) Last page : ( 337)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00065.3

Comparison between the beneficial Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (Diode Laser) and Transcutenous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Recovery of Patients with Bell's palsy

Alyassiri Ali Mihsen Hussein1,*, Zaidan Taghreed Fadil1

1Department of oral diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad city, Iraq

*Corresponding author: Ali Mihsen Hussein Alyassiri. Department of oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad City, Iraq

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

Idiopathic facial paralysis or Bell's palsy (BP) is type of facial weakness (paralysis); it fairly common disorder predominantly adult age group prevalent, affects facial nerves and muscles; resulting paralysis or dropping of one side of the face. Diode or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may have helped reduce the inflammation of the facial nerve early intervention with LLLT and appeared to improve facial paralysis no reported adverse effects. One-hundred and twenty (120) subjects were participated in this study; they were divided into three classes; Class one/Forty (40) Bell's palsy patients were treated by low level laser therapy (LLLT). Class two/Forty (40) Bell's palsy patients were treated by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Class three/forty (40) healthy control subjects (volunteers) with no signs and symptoms of any systemic diseases, with matching ages and genders with BP patients, those patients diagnosed based on House-Brachmann Scale (HBS). A highly significant difference was observed between LLLT group patients and TENS group patients regarding Bell's palsy classification after treatment (p<0.001), healing (recovery) proportion was significantly higher among LLLT group patients (75%) after treatment.

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Keywords

Bell's palsy, facial massage, laser applications.

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