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Electroanalgesia in Pain Management: Focus on Sciatica 

Electroanalgesia in Pain Management: Focus on Sciatica
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Electroanalgesia in Pain Management: Focus on Sciatica
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Shu-Ming Wang

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0033
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date: 20 July 2019

Electroanalgesia, or electrical stimulation for pain, has been utilized for several thousand years as a means of pain management. The basic mechanism of electroanalgesia has been elucidated and provides understanding of optimal parameters for various pain states. Electroanalgesia encompasses a number of highly diverse approaches that should be considered based on individual treatment goals. This chapter focuses on the use of electronalgesia as a treatment for sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy.

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