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Combining transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation with therapeutic exercise to reduce pain in an elderly population: a pilot study
Purpose: Chronic pain is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition, and there is a pressing need to find safe, effective and affordable treatments to tackle this public health issue. This pilot study aimed to assess ...
Repetitive afferent electrical stimulation of the lower-limb : effect on corticomotor excitability and implications for rehabilitation
Despite the extensive work published on the effects of electrical stimulation on corticomotor excitability, very few studies have focused on lower limb muscles. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of ...
Can we improve pain and sleep in elderly individuals with transcranial direct current stimulation? : results from a randomized controlled pilot study
Abstract : Background: The prevalence of chronic pain and sleep disturbances substantially increases with age. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment option for these health issues. However, side effects and drug ...
Simple things matter! : how reassurance and pain management strategies can improve outcomes in physiotherapy : a case report
Abstract : Psychological barriers to rehabilitation are generally seen as preexisting patient traits that clinicians are asked to evaluate and modify. In the present case report, we provide evidence that these barriers can ...
Comparison of transcranial magnetic stimulation measures obtained at rest and under active conditions and their reliability
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies investigating motor cortex reorganization in clinical populations use a variety of measurements, with some performed at rest and others with the muscle slightly contracted. ...
Interactions between pain and the motor cortex : insights from research on phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome
Abstract : Purpose: Pain is a significantly disabling problem that often interacts with other deficits during the rehabilitation process. The aim of this paper is to review evidence on interactions between pain and the ...
Evidence of descending inhibition deficits in atypical but not classical trigeminal neuralgia
Abstract : Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare neuropathic facial pain disorder. Two forms of TN, classical TN (CTN) and atypical TN (ATN), are reported and probably have different aetiologies. The aim of the present study ...
Deciphering the role of endogenous opioids in high frequency TENS using low and high doses of naloxone
Abstract : Previous human studies have shown that the analgesic effect of high frequency TENS could not be reversed by low doses of naloxone. The aim of the present study was to reinvestigate the possible contribution of ...
Re: Sluka KA, Bjordal JM, Marchand S, Rakel BA. What makes transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation work? Making sense of the mixed results in the clinical literature
Abstract : We read the article recently published by Sluka and colleagues1 in PTJ with great interest. The elements raised by the authors shed important light on the mixed results obtained in the literature concerning the ...
Electrical stimulation for reducing trapezius muscle dysfunction in cancer patients : traditional treatment protocols also work
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