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Pain: theories and a new approach to treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6981708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Various theories of pain are reviewed in an attempt to understand its mode of action. The therapeutic effects of a new, noninvasive form of treating pain, utilizing electrical units which selectively stimulate the sensory nerves, are discussed.PATIENTS WITH PAIN OF VARYING DEGREES OF SEVERITY AND OF MANY DIFFERENT ETIOLOGIES WERE TREATED WITH A NEW FORM OF TREATMENT: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The authors' results have shown this method to be highly successful in the treatment of patients, most of whom had been treated unsuccessfully with conventional medical and surgical approaches.TENS affords a new dimension in the current concept of treating pain.
G H Coffey; M V Mahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Models, Neurological
Pain / physiopathology,  therapy*

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