Use of Scrambler Therapy in Acute Pediatric Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Use of Scrambler Therapy  in Acute Pediatric Pain: A Case Report and Review  of the Literature

Congedi S1, Spadini S1, Di Pede C1, Ometto M1, Franceschi T1, De Tommasi V1, Agosto C1, Lazzarin P1, Benini F1.

  • 1Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Padua, 3 Giustiniani Street, 35128 Padua, Italy; Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Service, University of Padua, 59 Ospedale Civile Street, 35121 Padua, Italy.


We report our clinical experience on the effect of Scrambler Therapy (ST) for a child with acute mixed pain refractory to pharmacological treatment. ST, recently proposed as an alternative treatment for chronic neuropathic pain in adults, is a noninvasive approach to relieve pain, by changing pain perception at brain level. It is safe and has no side effects. Further research is needed to assess its efficacy for acute pain and for paediatric population.

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