Another form of physical therapy uses electrical stimulation to treat muscle spasms and pain. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation or TENS is the most common form of electrical stimulation doctors use to treat cervical spondylosis. The therapist or medical practitioner places electrodes on the skin and administers controlled impulses of electricity. Studies show TENS to be effective, though many experts debate whether its benefits are the result of an unknown underlying mechanism or the placebo effect.
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