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2022 Aug 29

Phys Ther

The Fibromyalgia Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Physical Therapy Study (FM-TIPS) Protocol: A Multisite Embedded Pragmatic Trial.


Post AA, Dailey DL, Bayman EO, Chimenti RL, Costigan M, Franck C, Huff T, Johnson E, Koepp M, Lafontant D-E, McCabe ME, Neill-Hudson T, Vance CGT, Van Gorp B, Zimmerman BM, Ecklund D, Crofford LJ, Sluka KA
Phys Ther. 2022 Aug 29.
PMID: 36036838.


Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a nonpharmacological intervention that provides an electrical current through the skin to produce analgesia. The primary purpose of this study is to examine if the addition of TENS to routine physical therapy improves movement-evoked pain in individuals with fibromyalgia in a physical therapy clinical setting.