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2022 Nov 08

BMC Anesthesiol



Perioperative transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (pTEAS) in pain management in major spinal surgery patients.


Wu X, Huang J, Zhang Y, Chen L, Ji Y, Ma W, Li YH
BMC Anesthesiol. 2022 Nov 08; 22(1):342.
PMID: 36348477.


Lumbar disc herniation is seen in 5-15% of patients with lumbar back pain and is the most common spine disorder demanding surgical correction. Spinal surgery is one of the most effective management for these patients. However, current surgical techniques still present complications such as chronic pain in 10-40% of all patients who underwent lumbar surgery, which has a significant impact on patients' quality of life. Research studies have shown that transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) may reduce the cumulative dosage of intraoperative anesthetics as well as postoperative pain medications in these patients.