Low and high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of spasticity.

@article{Valle2007LowAH,
  title={Low and high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of spasticity.},
  author={Angela Cristina Valle and Karen Dionisio and Naomi B. Pitskel and Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Fernanda Orsati and Merari J L Ferreira and Paulo S Boggio and M. C. Carlos Pereira Lima and Sergio P. Rigonatti and Felipe Fregni},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={534-8}
}
The development of non-invasive techniques of cortical stimulation, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), has opened new potential avenues for the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. We hypothesized that an increase in the activity in the motor cortex by cortical stimulation would increase its inhibitory influence on spinal excitability through the corticospinal tract and, thus, reduce the hyperactivity of the gamma and alpha neurons, improving spasticity. Seventeen participants… CONTINUE READING
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