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dc.contributor.authorKeramat, Keramat Ullah
dc.contributor.authorGaughran, Aisling
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T16:17:01Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T16:17:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.citationAn unusual effect of interferential therapy. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X
dc.identifier.pmid23203185
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-007648
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/294688
dc.description.abstractIn this report, a patient with severe shoulder pain was treated with interferential currents, a commonly used modality in physiotherapy for the management of pain. He reported loss of concentration, drowsiness, decreased alertness and gait disturbance, along with analgaesia, for 4-5 h after each treatment. He was regularly taking tramadol HCl for pain relief. Endogenous opioids produced in response to interferential therapy may be excessive or may interact with the tramadol HCl and potentiate its effect. There is no published report of interferential-induced symptoms, as described above, in the authors' knowledge. The clinician using interferential currents should be aware of this possible effect.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshAnalgesics, Opioid
dc.subject.meshAttention
dc.subject.meshDizziness
dc.subject.meshGait Ataxia
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshPhysical Therapy Modalities
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articular
dc.subject.meshShoulder
dc.subject.meshShoulder Pain
dc.subject.meshTramadol
dc.titleAn unusual effect of interferential therapy.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiotherapy, St. Patrick's Hospital, Carrick on Shannnon, Ireland. Karamatjee@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
html.description.abstractIn this report, a patient with severe shoulder pain was treated with interferential currents, a commonly used modality in physiotherapy for the management of pain. He reported loss of concentration, drowsiness, decreased alertness and gait disturbance, along with analgaesia, for 4-5 h after each treatment. He was regularly taking tramadol HCl for pain relief. Endogenous opioids produced in response to interferential therapy may be excessive or may interact with the tramadol HCl and potentiate its effect. There is no published report of interferential-induced symptoms, as described above, in the authors' knowledge. The clinician using interferential currents should be aware of this possible effect.


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