Acute Lumbago Treated with Nd:YAG Laser

Chiara Romanelli, Leonardo Longo, Diego Longo, institute Laser Medicine of Florence, Firenze, Italy

Background: Acute lumbago, or acute low back pain syndrome, interests a large part of the population. Many causes are involved: posture, column defect, work, stress, trauma, weather and more, psychosomatic causes included. Many therapies are proposed, but each therapy may have side effects. Over the years, clinicians have treated  this condition with different types of laser and found different results, usually positive. The aim of this study was to determine if treatment of acute lumbago with non-surgical laser therapy would result in immediate resolution of pain and muscle contracture.

Study: This study included 50 middle aged patients of both sexes. Participants had acute lumbago, which occurred within 1 to 7 days before treatment. 28 patients were exposed to laser treatment, whereas 22 were enrolled as a control group. Patients stopped other drugs and physical therapies, but they continued their daily activities. A Nd:YAG laser (Aerolase® Neo®) was used (1064nm, 650-microsecond pulse width, 6mm and 2mm spot size, energy of 35 J/cm2 with 6mm and 105 J/cm2 with 2mm, 3 passes per spot size) daily for a maximum of 12 sessions.

Results: Muscle contracture disappeared within the first three sessions and pain within 6 sessions. Treatment was continued until there was total resolution of the lumbago to avoid relapses. Two patients had a relapse, caused by excessive physical activity immediately after the elimination of the symptom, pain and functional limitation. They were retreated successfully.

Conclusion: Nd:YAG laser proved effective for the treatment of acute lumbago. Previously, we successfully treated acute lumbago with 904nm and 810nm wavelength diode lasers. The advantages of using the Nd:YAG laser over diode lasers include: shorter treatment sessions (seconds rather than minutes), fewer number of treatments, and more rapid recovery. Based on these advantages, laser therapy using the Nd:YAG laser could be proposed as the gold standard therapy for acute low back pain syndrome.

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Aerolase Corporation, a leading aesthetic laser innovator, seeks a Staff Accountant / Junior Accountant. Having made the Inc. 5000 list as one of the world’s fastest growing private companies as well as annual best-in-class product awards, Aerolase has transformed the market with products that provide uniquely tolerable treatments to the patients and exceptionally high ROI for the practitioners. The company offers competitive and an exciting high-growth company culture.

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• Provide support to the Controller and the management team
• Maintain day-to-day financial accounting functions, including A/P, A/R, expense tracking
• Support the month-end close process, ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements.
• Uploading annual budget and tracking actual to budget variances
• Use of financial reporting software
• Support external auditors and other required outside reporting requirements
• Participation in quarterly inventory reconciliations
• Assist team with projects such as policy creation, system implementation, client support etc.

• Some experience with and strong understanding of the monthly close process and technical accounting
• Detailed oriented, with ability to see the big picture
• Self-starter who can work independently and employ time management skills to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of MS Excel (V-lookup, formulas, pivot tables).
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Sound judgment and problem-solving skills

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting a MUST, good understanding of GAAP
• 1-3 years’ experience in an accounting function (including internship)
• General Ledger/Operational Accounting experience
• Knowledge of Quickbooks or other reporting software a plus (more the better)
• Industry experience a plus

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Aerolase Corporation, a leading aesthetic laser innovator, seeks a Senior Accountant. Having made the Inc. 5000 list as one of the world’s fastest growing private companies as well as annual best-in-class product awards, Aerolase has transformed the market with products that provide uniquely tolerable treatments to the patients and exceptionally high ROI for the practitioners. The company offers competitive and an exciting high-growth company culture.

Senior Accountant:

• Provide support to the Controller and the management team
• Own day-to-day financial accounting functions, including A/P, A/R, expense tracking
• Assist in establishing and maintaining policies & procedures in accordance with GAAP and Aerolase policy
• Key contributor to the month-end close process, ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements.
• Assist in the preparation of management reports – (cash management, various projections, month end reporting package)
• Involvement with the annual budget process
• Use of financial reporting software
• Support external auditors and other required outside reporting requirements
• Prepare and submit payroll
• Participation in quarterly inventory reconciliation to the perpetual
• Ad hoc projects

• Strong knowledge of the monthly close process and technical accounting

• Detailed oriented, with ability to see the big picture

• Experience in continuous improvement and accounting best practices

• Self-starter who can work independently and employ time management skills to meet deadlines.

• System savvy – ability to learn new financial software

• Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel (V-lookup, formulas, pivot tables).

• Global consolidations experience a plus

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Sound judgment and problem-solving skills

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting a MUST, good understanding of GAAP

• 3+ years’ experience working as a staff/senior accountant

• General Ledger/Operational Accounting experience a must

• Extensive knowledge of Quickbooks and other reporting software

• Prior involvement with system implementation

• Prior public accounting experience (any size firm) a plus

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