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Treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia by Prolonged Electric Stimulation

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5932.645 (Published 14 September 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:645
  1. P. W. Nathan,
  2. P. D. Wall

    Abstract

    The results of treating patients with severe post-herpetic neuralgia with prolonged self-administered electric stimulation from a portable apparatus were good in 11 out of 30 patients. None of these patients had had as good relief of pain with other forms of treatment. In 10 patients some effects from stimulation continued after stimulation stopped. In eight there was an improvement in the course of the neuralgia, and in two there was a cure.