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Can nerve stimulation help my fibromyalgia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Nerve stimulation can sometimes be used to relieve pain, but it isn't very effective for treating fibromyalgia. Nerve stimulation involves using tiny electrical bursts to stimulate your nerves. This is more specifically referred to as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS. While this treatment can be very effective at treating a specific area of your body for pain, it isn't nearly as effective for a condition like fibromyalgia that tends to cause pain in a large majority of your body. Talk to your doctor about finding the right treatment plan for your fibromyalgia.

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