Journal article

The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Randomized Controlled Trial

Jamie Young, Maryam Zoghi, Fary Khan, Mary P Galea

Pain Medicine | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Chronic neuropathic pain is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). This randomized controlled single-blinded study investigated whether a new protocol involving five days of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with an interval period would be effective to reduce pain using the visual analog scale (VAS). Other secondary outcomes included the Neuropathic Pain Scale (NPS), Depression Anxiety Stress Score (DASS), Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SFMPQ), and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life 54 (MSQOL54). DESIGN: A total of 30 participants were recruited for the study, with 15 participants randomized to a sham group or and 15 randomized to an active group. After ..

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