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Periodontal disease and Sciatica

Xiaolin Wang, Wanghong Zhao, Ye Wang, Jiao Hu, Qiu Chen, Juncai Yu, Bin Wu, Rong Huang, Jie Gao, Jiman He
OBJECTIVES: While stimulation of the peripheral nerves increases the pain threshold, chronic pressure stimulation of the sciatic nerve is associated with sciatica. We recently found that acute pressure block of the sciatic nerve inhibits pain. Therefore, we propose that, the pain pathology-causing pressure is chronic, not acute. Here, we report a novel self-administered method: acute pressure block of the sciatic nerves is applied by the patients themselves for short-term relief of pain from dental diseases...
August 2014: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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