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Scrambler therapy for incident pain in bone metastases

Authors
  • Berninger, Lauren E.1
  • Smith, Thomas J.2
  • 1 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA , (United States)
  • 2 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Blalock 369, 21287-0005 , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Apr 02, 2021
Volume
121
Issue
6
Pages
539–542
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/jom-2021-0027
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Incident pain, described as pain induced by bone metastasis and produced by movement, can be devastating. The high doses of opioids needed to control such pain may sedate the patient and cause additional complications. Treatment of incident pain with pharmaceuticals has rarely been studied; only eight patients have been reported in the literature who did not receive additional opioids. We present the case of a 69 year old man with shoulder destruction due to bone metastases who was able to use his arm for normal activities without pain after three sessions of scrambler therapy, a noninvasive form of electrical neuromodulation that requires further study.

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