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What is percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS)?

Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) therapy uses acupuncture-like needle probes in the soft tissues to stimulate peripheral sensory nerves. PENS may be preferred over TENS in that it delivers the electrical stimulus in closer proximity to the nerve endings located in the soft tissue. This form of analgesic therapy may be useful for those with migraine headache and chronic lower back pain.

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