Application of Low Frequency and Medium Frequency Currents in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain — A Narrative Review

Samuel, Stephen Rajan and Maiya, Arun G (2015) Application of Low Frequency and Medium Frequency Currents in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain — A Narrative Review. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 21 (1). pp. 116-120.

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Abstract

Trancutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and interferential therapy (IFT) have been a regular line of treatment for various types of acute and chronic pain. This review aims to compile the latest literature in pain management using these modalities which use low-frequency and medium-frequency currents. The Cochrane Library, Scopus, PubMed, MEDLINE, and CINAHL were searched and studies were examined from their inception till October 2013. After title and abstract screening the relevant studies were included for this review. We found through this review that even though TENS and IFT are used in management of pain, there is limited amount of high quality research available in this area. Most of the studies lack methodological quality and have a low sample size.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute pain; Chronic pain; Electro physical modalities and electrotherapy; Interferential Therapy; Low‑frequency currents; Medium frequency currents;Pain; Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 06:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143569

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