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Papers: 20 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

Human Studies

2019 Jul

Pain Physician



Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Different Frequencies for Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Randomized Trial.


Pei Q, Wu B, Tang Y, Yang X, Song L, Wang N, Li Y, Sun C, Ma S, Ni J
Pain Physician. 2019 Jul; 22(4):E303-E313.
PMID: 31337172.


Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at 5 Hz and 10 Hz is effective in improving pain, sleep quality, and anxiety among patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). But it has not been reported which frequency is more effective and which frequency is safer.