Author(s): Searle RD, Bennett MI, Johnson MI, Callin S, Radford H
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Abstract In the cancer population, painful bony metastases are common, difficult to treat and significantly reduce quality of life. Common treatments include opioid analgesics, bisphosphonates, and radiotherapy; yet these have significant side effects and are not universally effective. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is inexpensive, relatively free from side effects, and widely available. We present a case study of successful TENS therapy in a patient with cancer bone pain and discuss the rationale for using TENS in this setting.
This article was published in J Pain Symptom Manage
and referenced in Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy