Is rTMS a therapeutic option in chronic pain syndrome? Insights from the treatment of fibromyalgia

@article{Lefaucheur2011IsRA,
  title={Is rTMS a therapeutic option in chronic pain syndrome? Insights from the treatment of fibromyalgia},
  author={J-P Lefaucheur},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2011},
  volume={152},
  pages={1447-1448}
}
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the cerebral cortex has been tested as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric diseases. However, the effects of rTMS, although significant, are generally weak and of short duration. In clinical practice, rTMS is approved for therapeutic use only in depression in several countries, including the United States [21]. To be specific, rTMS has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ‘‘the treatment of… CONTINUE READING

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