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The Combined Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex with Standardized Exercise for Chronic Back Pain of the Elderly

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2022, 6(2), pp.127-134
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : May 10, 2022
  • Accepted : June 15, 2022
  • Published : August 31, 2022

JaeHyuk, Lee 1

1한신대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to observe the effects of anodal tDCS applied over left prefrontal cortex on the chronic back pain, muscle strength and psychological fear. Thirty-three elderly aged 68 ± 6.27 years with chronic back pain participated. Participants were randomly assigned two group; Experimental group received 2-mA anodal current over left dlPFC with exercise for three days per week during 8 weeks while control group received sham current with exercise during the same period. Pain intensity, functional lift strength and fear-avoidance response of all the participants were evaluated. As a result, there were significant changes in pain intensity, muscle strength and activity-related fear toward the improvement (P < .05). In conclusion, the anodal tDCS on left prefrontal cortex would be effective to care the chronic pain of the elderly.

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