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Free Content Title: A Current Overview of Tens in Pain Management: a Narrative Review

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for has been used to manage pain for decades yet uncertainty remains about its effectiveness. This narrative review discusses the physiological rationale underpinning the use of TENS and how this relates to clinical technique. It then reviews clinical research evidence demonstrating that studies using appropriate TENS technique and dosage are more likely to demonstrate effectiveness.

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Keywords: EFFICACY; PAIN; RANDOMISED CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL; SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS; TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION (TENS)

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2014

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  • Pain and Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed, Bi-annual journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and special interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The journal comprises a range of different articles types from orignial articles to systematic reviews and letters around the topic of pain and rehabilitation. The journal is multidisciplinary in its focus and welcomes submissions from all professionals working in this multidisciplinary field. the abstract of all articles will be freely avilable online. Full text articles are available free online to members of the Physiotherapy Pain Association, and access to individual PDF articles can be purchased by non members.
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