Pain Treatment by Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

A Practical Manual

  • David Ottoson
  • Thomas Lundeberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. David Ottoson, Thomas Lundeberg
    Pages 1-16
  3. David Ottoson, Thomas Lundeberg
    Pages 17-39
  4. David Ottoson, Thomas Lundeberg
    Pages 41-112
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 129-130

About this book


Abundant evidence indicates that TENS can be used effectively to alleviate certain pain syndromes. For patients suffering from chronic musculo-skeletal pain in particular, TENS offers an alternative means of pain management. This book addresses the need among physiotherapists for a practical manual on the application of this relatively new technique. Numerous illustrations provide guidelines for the choice of stimulation parameters, the selection of electrode positions, as well as other aspects related to technique. A brief introduction to the neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and the pain-relieving effects of TENS is also given. These special features make this comprehensive presentation of particular interest to physiotherapists and clinicians actively engaged in the management of patients suffering from pain.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Ottoson
    • 1
  • Thomas Lundeberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology IIKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19206-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73624-7
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