At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Effective Pain Relief
Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), performed at home but supervised remotely, is feasible and effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain in older adults, new research shows. In a small, open-label study of 20 patients with knee OA, 2 weeks of at-home treatment with tDCS significantly reduced pain scores by more than 50%. In addition, the treatment was well tolerated.
@putin Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of pain in older adults, and the knee is the most commonly affected joint. Managing osteoarthritis pain is particularly challenging in older adults because the pain is only partially responsive to existing pharmacological approaches, plus these drugs can often come with significant adverse events