Laser treatment for headaches has had considerable publicity of late. Because the treatment has been promoted as quick, painless and seemingly without side effects, much interest has been expressed in this “miracle.” It has been used as a wastebasket form of treatment for all types of headaches.

However, no scientific has been done using a control group and a group receiving treatment with the cold laser to determine the real value of such treatment. Until such a study is completed, there can be no final determination as to the value of cold laser therapy in headache.