Transkutan nervestimulation som smertepalliativum
Author(s):, , ,
Journal/Book: Ugeskrift Laeger (Copenhagen). 1990; 152(25): 1809-1812.
Abstract: The value of transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TNS) for palliative relief of pain is reviewed. The presumed mechanisms of effect are briefly described and a review of recent literature concerning TNS for acute and chronic pain, respectively, is presented. In addition, advice is given for the choice of apparatus and the technique employed is described. It is concluded that TNS may be tried with advantage in the treatment of a number of acute and chronic painful conditions of neurogenic/nocioceptive nature and that TNS has the advantage over e.g. acupuncture that the patient can administer the treatment himself.