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2019 02 19

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain – an overview of Cochrane Reviews.


Gibson W, Wand BM, Meads C, Catley MJ, O'Connell NE
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 02 19; 2:CD011890.
PMID: 30776855.


Chronic pain, considered to be pain lasting more than three months, is a common and often difficult to treat condition that can significantly impact upon function and quality of life. Treatment typically includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an adjunct non-pharmacological treatment commonly recommended by clinicians and often used by people with pain.