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2021 Mar 11

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tCDS) after subacromial injections in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled pilot study.


Larrivée S, Balg F, Léonard G, Bédard S, Tousignant M, Boissy P
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Mar 11; 22(1):265.
PMID: 33706729.


Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) is a common complaint in orthopaedics. Subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSI) can relieve pain in the short term. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) has been used for symptomatic pain relief in a variety of chronic pain conditions. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether the application a-tDCS could enhance the symptomatic relief provided by CSI in patients affected by SAPS.