Abstract Title:

The use of electronic biofeedback for the management of post-herpetic neuralgia--a report of 3 cases.

Abstract Source:

Hawaii Med J. 2007 Sep;66(9):232, 234. PMID: 20879466

Abstract Author(s):

Malcolm R Ing

Article Affiliation:

Division of Ophthalmology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA. malcolmingmd@hotmail.com

Abstract:

The purpose of these case reports is to describe treatment of three consecutive patients with post-herpetic neuralgia using a bioelectronical device (SCENAR). The instrument is approved as a Class II device in the United States. The electrode of the device was stroked gently over the involved skin area for up to 15 minutes per session. No more than 5 sessions over a 3-week period was required. All patients experienced substantial relief of pain from the first treatment. One patient required only 1 treatment lasting 10 minutes. The other 2 patients required 4 to 5 treatments over a 3-week period. One patient required a treatment for skin itch after one year with a follow up period of 6 months to 24 months. An electronic biofeedback device (SCENAR) may be successfully utilized in the management of post-herpetic neuralgia.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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