Matthew R. Willey, M.D., was featured on WKMG News 6 to discuss a new FDA-approved laser to treat chronic back pain.

“Just because something is FDA approved doesn’t mean it’s an optimal treatment for that problem,” Dr. Willey said.

He is not opposed to laser treatments for pain but says not enough research has been done to determine the effectiveness.

“We don’t know exactly how much it helps, how long it helps, what person do we treat with and what are the outcomes compared to other treatments?” he said.

Dr. Willey also warns what works for one person may not necessarily work for others.

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