Provoked vestibulodynia is a highly prevalent condition characterized by acute recurrent pain located at the vaginal entrance in response to pressure application or attempted vaginal penetration.
Despite a wide variety of treatments offered to women with provoked vestibulodynia, a high proportion of women are refractory to conventional treatment. Transcranial direct-current stimulation is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that has been shown effective for improving various chronic pain conditions.
Growing evidence suggests that the central nervous system could play a key role in provoked vestibulodynia. Targeting the central nervous system could therefore be a promising treatment for women with provoked vestibulodynia.
Morin, A., Léonard, G., Gougeon, V., Cyr, M-P., Waddell, G., Bureau, Y-A., Girard, I. and Morin, M. (2017). Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation in women with provoked vestibulodynia. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.02.049.
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