Relieving pain in rheumatology patients: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a developing approach.

@article{Procheau2014RelievingPI,
  title={Relieving pain in rheumatology patients: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a developing approach.},
  author={Dominique P{\'e}rocheau and Françoise Laroche and Serge Perrot},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={22-6}
}
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method for activating specific areas of the brain. There are two variants, repetitive TMS (rTMS) and direct TMS. Rapid changes in an electrical current induce a magnetic field, which in turn induces an electrical current in a nearby conductor. When a coil is positioned over the brain, rTMS delivers very brief and painless magnetic pulses to the brain. Initially, rTMS was developed as a treatment for depression. Since then, potential… CONTINUE READING
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