A friend of mine suffers from debilitating chronic pain, so I finally decided to do some thorough research into tDCS’s potential to treat chronic pain. However after reading through several studies it appears the results are fairly inconclusive, and meta-analyses usually claim no substantial benefit whatsoever.
Regardless of the studies, I am aware that some individuals use tDCS for pain, so I wanted to ask if there’s anyone on this sub reddit who uses tDCS specifically to treat pain. If so, what type of relief is experienced from using tDCS? Can you compare it to say taking an Advil or even prescription pain management medication?
Any comments on the subject are welcome. Thank you!