Intérêt du TENS dans la lutte contre les douleurs radiculaires chroniques

Abstract : A difficult clinical situation confronted me with the problem of sciatica which generate plenty consultations and where medical treatments struggle to relieve patients. The TENS analgesic current appears to be a suitable means for combating radicular pain. The aim of this work is to propose a protocol for evaluating the efficacy of TENS in patients suffering from root pain. Method : 2 patients with sciatica divided into 2 groups. The control group benefits from a classical rehabilitation program and the test group benefits from a classical rehabilitation program, added with a daily 30-minute session of TENS. Results : present results don’t show the effectiveness of TENS. Conclusion : the results are not significant and doesn’t show improvement due to the use of TENS. The major bias is the insufficient number of patients. Other factors, such as difficulty in assessing pain, difficulty in adjusting TENS parameters and inequalities between the two patients, make interpretation of the results complicated.
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Anna Chaussec. Intérêt du TENS dans la lutte contre les douleurs radiculaires chroniques. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2017. ⟨dumas-01927718⟩

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