Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

TENS involves application of electrical current through the skin using electrodes that stimulate large afferent A nerve fibers. The technique is believed to inhibit pain transmission to the spinal cord that ordinarily occurs via the smaller-diameter nerve fibers. TENS has been demonstrated via meta-analysis to be an effective treatment for adult chronic musculoskeletal pain (Johnson and Martinson 2007). A placebo-controlled trial provided support for TENS for children experiencing procedural pain (Lander and Fowler-Kerry 1993). Research also supports the effectiveness of TENS for pediat-ric dental pain (Baghdadi 1999; Modaresi et al. 1996). Published case reports (e.g., Kesler et al. 1988; Van Epps et al. 2007) have described its efficacy, including for neuropathic pain.

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

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