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June 1983

Electrical Treatment of Severe Head and Neck Cancer Pain

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(6):382-383. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800200028009

• A new modality for the treatment of severe head and neck cancer pain is introduced along with three representative cases showing its effect. The modality uses an extremely low-frequency, low-amperage AC. The mechanism of action is as yet theoretical, with evidence that endorphins and enkephalins are released. All results have been extremely positive in reducing pain.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:382-383)

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