Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

Search Symptoms

Category: Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Neurology | Orthopedics | Physiotherapy | Rheumatology | Surgery | Anesthesiology & Pain

Back to Blogs

Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) not recommended to treat chronic low-back pain

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. | Submitted: January 02, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

A new guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology finds that transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, a widely used pain therapy involving a portable device, is not recommended to treat chronic low-back pain—pain that has persisted for three months or longer—because research shows it is not effective. The guideline is published in the December 30, 2009, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.1

CITE THIS ARTICLE:
Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) not recommended to treat chronic low-back pain. Doctors Lounge Website. Available at: http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/blogs/page/307. Accessed February 24 2017.

References



Previous: In praise of dirt - the history of cleanliness Next: Artificial arteries - nanotechnology trial one step closer, gets funding

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please log in or sign up for a free account.



Auto-login on future visits

Forgot your password?