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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low-back pain

  1. Daniel Oluwafemi Odebiyi1,*,
  2. Nicholas Henschke2,
  3. Manuela L Ferreira3,
  4. Abidemi Tella4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Back Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010500


How to Cite

Odebiyi DO, Henschke N, Ferreira ML, Tella A. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low-back pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD010500. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010500.

Author Information

  1. 1

    College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

  2. 2

    University of Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany

  3. 3

    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Lagos, Nigeria, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

*Daniel Oluwafemi Odebiyi, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, PMB 12003, Idi-araba, Surulere, Lagos, Lagos, 101014, Nigeria. femiodebiyi@yahoo.com. dodebiyi@unilag.edu.ng.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness of TENS in the management of chronic LBP. We will compare TENS (either alone or in combination with another treatment) to placebo, no treatment, or other interventions for chronic LBP and evaluate outcomes in terms of pain intensity, back-specific functional status, general health, work disability, and patient satisfaction. A secondary objective is to determine the most effective dosage and intensity of TENS for chronic LBP.