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J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Jun;29(6):1113-1115. doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.1113. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

Effect of pain scrambler therapy on antineuralgic pain and quality of life after shingles.

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1
Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, Sunhan Hospital, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Daegu University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of pain scrambler therapy on antineuralgic pain and quality of life after shingles. [Subjects and Methods] Daily pain scrambler therapy was administered to antineuralgic patients for 10 days, with each session lasting approximately 40 minutes. Pain was measured using the visual analog scale, and quality of life was assessed with the short form 36-item (SF-36). [Results] After10 sessions of pain scrambler therapy, pain had significantly reduced compared to that experienced prior to treatment. The quality of life had also improved following completion of 10 treatment sessions. [Conclusion] Pain scrambler therapy decreased patients' post-shingles antineuralgic pain and improved quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

Pain; Pain scrambler treatment; Quality of life

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