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dc.contributor.supervisor MacNeil, Brian (Physical Therapy) en_US
dc.contributor.author Iribarren, Onae
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T15:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T15:24:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4940
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this study was to determine the effect of high frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on cold sensory function following topical application of menthol. Quantitative sensory testing was used to determine cold sensation and cold pain thresholds before and after topical application of a 40% menthol solution in 9 male and 11 female subjects. In a separate session the effect of TENS (100 HZ, constant pulse, 100µs, 20 minutes) was determined on menthol-induced cold sensation. Menthol produced a distinct cold hyperalgesia which was significantly reduced during the application of high frequency TENS. The analgesic effect of TENS persisted beyond the application period for at least 20 minutes. Menthol also reduced cold detection thresholds but TENS had no effect on this aspect of cold sensation. These data support the use of TENS as a means of treating cold hyperalgesia such as that found in neuropathic pain states. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject TENS en_US
dc.subject Menthol en_US
dc.subject QST en_US
dc.subject cold hyperalgesia en_US
dc.title Effect of high frequency TENS on cold hyperalgesia induced by topical menthol in healthy subjects en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Medical Rehabilitation en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee MacNeil, Brian (Physical Therapy) Shay, Barbara (Physical Therapy) Shefchyk, Susan (Physiology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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