Electroacupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: a Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Background. Chronic nonspecific low back pain impairs function in affected individuals. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) has shown to be effective in reducing the intensity of chronic nonspecific low back pain and should be used as a complementary treatment. The same can be said for electroacupuncture (EA), which consists of the application of electrical … Continued

High Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Immediate Postoperative Period of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Its Effects on Drug Costs During Hospitalization

SUMMARY Introduction. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important structure for knee stability. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electrical current that significantly reduces pain. Objective. To assess drug costs associated with high frequency TENS in the immediate postoperative period of ACL reconstruction. Methods. A single-blind randomized clinical trial with 46 patients randomly assigned to a control … Continued