The effect of tens for pain relief in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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  author={Meltem Isintas Arik and H{\"u}meyra Kiloatar and Burak Aslan and Muge Icelli},

Efficacy of Physiotherapy Treatment in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The current low-quality evidence suggests that physiotherapy may provide a clinically significant reduction in menstrual pain intensity, and women may consider using it, either alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for women with primary dysmenorrhea: Study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial with economic evaluation

This is the first study to propose a health economic evaluation while assessing the benefits of using TENS to treat PD symptoms and hypothesized that active TENS will be more effective than placebo TENS or the educational booklet in improving clinical outcomes in the short-, medium- and long-term.

Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device on Pain Intensity among Female Students during Primary Dysmenorrhea

Evaluating the effect of the Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device on pain intensity among female students during primary dysmenorrhea concluded that TENS is a non-pharmacological method for reducing the severity of pain and symptoms associated with primary dys menorrhea.

Does TENS Reduce the Intensity of Acute and Chronic Pain? A Comprehensive Appraisal of the Characteristics and Outcomes of 169 Reviews and 49 Meta-Analyses

This comprehensive review critically appraise the characteristics and outcomes of systematic reviews evaluating the clinical efficacy of TENS for any type of acute and chronic pain in adults to recommend that TENS should be considered as a treatment option.

Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Menstrual Symptoms Among Adolescent Girls

TENS application is effective in alleviating menstrual pain and its related symptoms and it is important to have safe TENS therapies for the relief of menstrual problems.


  • Rabia Khan
  • Medicine
    Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation
  • 2022
TENS found to have a significant effect in managing pain, and type and electrode placement also found important role in reducing pain.

Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Potential Mechanism from an Anti-Inflammatory Perspective

The role of inflammation in PD pathophysiology is portrayed, evidence from clinical and animal studies on acupuncture for inflammation-induced visceral pain is provided, and on acupuncture-related therapies for dysmenorrhea with regard to their anti-inflammatory characteristics are reflected.

Proteins Expression Profiling of Rat Uteruses with Primary Dysmenorrhea Syndrome

The DEPs found in the present study may provide new ideas for further study of the mechanism of PD and aid the search for biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment.

Protein expression profiling of rat uteruses with primary dysmenorrhea syndrome

The DEPs found in the present study may provide new ideas for further study of the mechanism of PD and aid the search for biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment.

Using TENS for Pain Control: Update on the State of the Evidence

It is supported that TENS may have efficacy for a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, although the magnitude of the effect remains uncertain due to the low quality of existing literature and resources for research should target larger, high-quality clinical trials.



Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy for the treatment of primary dysmenorrheal

TENS was efficacious and safe in relieving pain in participants with PD and no significant differences in the quality of life, measured by the WHOQOL-BREF score, were found between 2 groups.

What we know about primary dysmenorrhea today: a critical review.

The extensive multi-factorial impact of dysmenorrhea is demonstrated, evident even in phases of the menstrual cycle when women are not experiencing menstrual pain, illustrating that long-term differences in pain perception extend outside of the painful menstruation phase.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Primary Dysmenorrhea: An Overview

This review presents the clinical recommendations for TENS parameters for treating primary dysmenorrhea symptoms based on previously published studies and indicates its potential value.


It is supported that using TENS could be effective in pain reduction among adolescents who suffered from primary dysmenorrhea and to compare it with placebo in a randomized controlled study.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for primary dysmenorrhoea

High-frequency TENS was found to be effective for the treatment of dysmenorrhoea by a number of small trials, and there was conflicting results regarding whether high-frequencyTENS was more effective than low- frequencies.

Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Primary Dysmenorrhea

Findings indicate that women in this country who suffer from primary dysmenorrhea could benefit by using TENS, which is consistent with the previous studies, and indicates the immediate effects of TENS in women with primary Dysmenorrheal.

Diagnosis and management of dysmenorrhoea

Until recently, many medical and gynaecological texts ascribed the source of dysmenorrhoea to emotional or psychological problems—for example, anxiety, emotional instability, a faulty outlook on sex and menstruation, and imitation of the mother's feelings about menstruation.

No. 345-Primary Dysmenorrhea Consensus Guideline.

  • M. BurnettM. Lemyre
  • Medicine
    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
  • 2017

What Makes Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Work? Making Sense of the Mixed Results in the Clinical Literature

Recent evidence suggests that factors related to TENS application need to be considered in an assessment of efficacy, including dosing of TENS, negative interactions with long-term opioid use, the population and outcome assessed, timing of outcome measurement, and comparison groups.