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Pain alleviation by vibratory stimulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6333660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the present study 366 patients suffering acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain of different origin were given vibratory stimulation for the pain. Many of the patients had previously had treatments of various kinds without satisfactory relief. The effect of vibratory stimulation was assessed during and after stimulation using a graphic rating scale. Sixty-nine per cent of the patients reported a reduction of pain during vibratory stimulation. The best pain reducing site was found to be either the area of pain, the affected muscle or tendon, the antagonistic muscle or a trigger point outside the painful area. In most patients the best pain reducing effect was obtained when the vibratory stimulation was applied with moderate pressure. To obtain a maximal duration of pain relief the stimulation had to be applied for about 25-45 min.
T Lundeberg; R Nordemar; D Ottoson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pain     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0304-3959     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-18     Completed Date:  1984-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508686     Medline TA:  Pain     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / physiopathology,  therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Middle Aged
Muscular Diseases / physiopathology,  therapy
Pain / physiopathology,  therapy*
Time Factors
Vibration / therapeutic use*
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