With increasing attention on identifying safe and effective nonpharmacological approaches to pain management there has been increasing interest on the potential role of electrical stimulation devices a.k.a. electroceuticals. Although not new to the pain management, there has been a substantial increase in products marketed for over-the-counter, prescription and in clinic treatment of pain and related disorders.
This session will provide background on the use of electrical stimulation in pain management and provide evidence overview of currently available OTC and FDA approved technologies including:
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Neuromuscular stimulation (NMS)
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency modulation (PEMF)
Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation (nVNS)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
- Participants will be able to discuss the history of electrical stimulation in pain management.
- Participants will be able to analyze the evidence basis for various types of electrical stimulation in common pain conditions.
- Participants will be able to discuss how clinicians can incorporate various electrical stimulation protocols for optimizing pain care in the clinic.