Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Inhibits Nociceptive Processing: An Electrophysiological Study in Healthy Volunteers

@article{Ellrich2005PeripheralNS,
  title={Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Inhibits Nociceptive Processing: An Electrophysiological Study in Healthy Volunteers},
  author={Jens Ellrich and Susanne Lamp},
  journal={Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface},
  year={2005},
  volume={8}
}
Objectives.  Electric peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a neuromodulatory therapy in pain patients. The efficacy of this neurosurgical pain treatment is controversial because its antinociceptive effect in humans has not been objectively proven so far. 

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