DYNAMICS OF QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC NEUROPATHIC PAIN ON THE BACKGROUND OF COMPLEX APPLICATION OF TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRONEUROSTIMULATION AND ACUPUNCTURE
Expressed neuropathic pain syndrome is the main reason for the decline in the quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2). The research aim was to study the dynamics of the quality of life of patients with neuropathic pain syndrome in the context of transcutaneous electroneurostimulation (TENS) and acupuncture. Material and methods. 158 patients with distal lower extremity polyneuropathy (DPNK) with severe neuropathic pain syndrome were examined. They were divided into groups depending on the method of treatment with the determination of the quality of life of patients before and after treatment with the SF-36 questionnaire. Results and discussion. It was found that the use of individual courses of transcutaneous electroneurostimulation (TENS) at a frequency of 1 Hz and 100 Hz and acupuncture significantly improve the SF-36 values compared with the exclusive use of drug therapy. When combined with the different modalities of TENS and acupuncture, the result achieved exceeds the application of these treatments separately.
About Authors (Correspondence):
Al Zamil M. – candidate of medical sciences, neurologist, doctor of functional diagnostics, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org