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2020 Feb

Medicine (Baltimore)



Photobiomodulation therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on chronic neck pain patients: Study protocol clinical trial (SPIRIT Compliant).


Rampazo É P, de Andrade A L M, da Silva V R, Back C G N, Liebano R E
Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Feb; 99(8):e19191.
PMID: 32080103.


Chronic neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder that is associated with functional disability and decreased of quality of life. Electrophysical agents are commonly used to relieve pain, however the effects of combined use of these agents are little studied. The objective is to investigate the efficacy of photobiomodulation and electrical stimulation to relieve pain, both in isolation and combined.