Changes to cold detection and pain thresholds following low and high frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex.

@article{Summers2004ChangesTC,
  title={Changes to cold detection and pain thresholds following low and high frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex.},
  author={Jeffery J. Summers and Sama Johnson and Saxby A Pridmore and Gajinder Oberoi},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={368 2},
  pages={197-200}
}
There is some evidence that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can alleviate the experience of chronic pain. The mechanisms by which rTMS may induce pain relief, however, are unknown. The present study examined whether a session of rTMS would produce sensory threshold changes in healthy individuals. Detection and pain thresholds for cold sensations were compared following low frequency (1 Hz) (Experiment 1) and high frequency (20 Hz) (Experiment 2) repetitive TMS. While cold… CONTINUE READING

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