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ACE Report #7761
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation seen on non-specific chronic LBP


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation preceding cognitive behavioural management for chronic low back pain: sham controlled double blinded randomised controlled trial

BMJ. 2015 Apr 16;350:h1640

Contributing Authors: K Luedtke A Rushton C Wright T Jürgens A Polzer G Mueller A May

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Dr. Luedtke discusses the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation for chronic low back pain

Synopsis

135 patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (LBP) were randomized to undergo anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) or sham tDCS, each with cognitive behavioural management (CBT). The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of tDCS and CBT in patients with non-specific chronic LBP, and provide follow-up at 4, 12, and 24 weeks treatment. The findings from this study...

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