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Kirpalani, D. and Mitra, R. (2008) Cervical Facet Joint Dysfunction: A Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89, 770-774.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2007.11.028

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Improvement of Somatic Cervical Pain and Disability after the Application of a Portable TENS Device

    AUTHORS: Gabriela R. Lauretti, Marcelo Antunes, Veridiana Marques Rebello Zuccolotto, Rogério Costa Franco

    KEYWORDS: Cervical Somatic Pain, Neck Disability, TENS

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Vol.9 No.10, September 1, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: Cervical facet joints and neck muscles are common nociceptive pain generator, with neck and shoulder muscles pain, and limited retroflexion. Objective: To test the hypothesis that the portable TENS device would relieve cervical somatic pain. Methods: Forty-four patients with chronic cervical pain patients with somatic pain, but without radicular symptoms were evaluated in a double-blind, prospective, randomized fashion, divided into sham and active groups. The active TENS (TANYXò) or sham device was placed over C7-T1 spinous process, perpendicular to the spine, for 20 min at 12-hour interval during 3 days. The two groups were: placebo group (PG), with a sham device and the active TENS group (TG), which produced a mixed (85 Hz) frequency of stimulation, conventional, and burst. Diclofenac up to three times daily was available. Efficacy measures were pain relief, rescue analgesics and neck disability. Results: The active TENS device induced pain relief after its first application, which persisted during the 3-day treatment. By the end of the TENS application, the capability of rotation, lateral extension and retroflexion was improved (p