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#1 JuggernautTCW


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:18 AM

Dystonia and TENS Machine
This question is for my 62-year old mom diagnosed with PD 12 years ago.  She has been looking for ways to cope with dystonia which happens before sinemet kicks in and after it wears off.
We found out that the TENS machine can potentially help reduce the pain associated with dystonia.  Could you tell us a little more about your experience with it and how well it works for PD patients?  And does it interfere with medication at all?... 

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:21 PM

So far I have not been very impressed with TENS unit for treatment of PD dystonia or pain.  It is a simple electrical stimulation external device and is usually very safe to try under supervision.  Hope that helps.

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