Assessment: efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain in neurologic disorders (an evidence-based review): report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

@article{Dubinsky2010AssessmentEO,
  title={Assessment: efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain in neurologic disorders (an evidence-based review): report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.},
  author={Richard M. Dubinsky and Janis M. Miyasaki},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={173-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) is efficacious in the treatment of pain in neurologic disorders. METHODS We performed a systematic literature search of Medline and the Cochrane Library from inception to April 2009. RESULTS There are conflicting reports of TENS compared to sham TENS in the treatment of chronic low back pain, with 2 Class II studies showing benefit, but 2 Class I studies and another Class II study not showing benefit. Because the… CONTINUE READING
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