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The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to relieve pain

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dc.contributor.author Ahdab, Rechdi
dc.contributor.author Lefaucheur, Jean-Pascal
dc.contributor.author Antal, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Fregni, Felipe
dc.contributor.author Khedr, Eman M.
dc.contributor.author Nitsche, Micheal
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-10T06:35:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-10T06:35:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1876-4754 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10387
dc.description.abstract Chronic pain resulting from injury of the peripheral or central nervous system may be associated with a significant dysfunction of extensive neural networks. Noninvasive stimulation techniques, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be suitable to treat chronic pain as they can act on these networks by modulating neural activities not only in the stimulated area, but also in remote regions that are interconnected to the site of stimulation. Motor cortex was the first cortical target that was proved to be efficacious in chronic pain treatment. At present, significant analgesic effects were also shown to occur after the stimulation of other cortical targets (including prefrontal and parietal areas) in acute provoked pain, chronic neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, or visceral pain. Therapeutic applications of rTMS in pain syndromes are limited by the short duration of the induced effects, but prolonged pain relief can be obtained by repeating rTMS sessions every day for several weeks. Recent tDCS studies also showed some effects on various types of chronic pain. We review the evidence to date of these two techniques of noninvasive brain stimulation for the treatment of pain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to relieve pain en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100314 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Brain Stimulation en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 337-344 en_US
dc.keywords Chronic pain en_US
dc.keywords Motor cortex en_US
dc.keywords Neuropathic pain en_US
dc.keywords Neuroplasticity en_US
dc.keywords Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation en_US
dc.keywords Transcranial direct current stimulation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2008.07.003 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Lefaucheur, J. P., Antal, A., Ahdab, R., de Andrade, D. C., Fregni, F., Khedr, E. M., ... & Paulus, W. (2008). The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to relieve pain. Brain stimulation, 1(4), 337-344. en_US
dc.author.email rechdi.ahdab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1935861X08003215 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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