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2020 Feb




[Electrical muscle stimulation in combination with heat for patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain : A randomized, double-blind, stratified, placebo-controlled clinical trial].


Neuwersch-Sommeregger S, Köstenberger M, Pipam W, Breschan C, Stettner H, Demschar S, Trummer B, Likar R
Schmerz. 2020 Feb; 34(1):65-73.
PMID: 31784906.


Chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP) causes more disability than any other medical condition worldwide. Electrical muscle stimulation in combination with heat (EMS/H) for management of LBP has yet not been properly studied. Our hypothesis was that EMS/H provides better pain relief and improves subjective and objective data compared to standard treatment.