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2019 Sep

Neurophysiol Clin



A practical algorithm for using rTMS to treat patients with chronic pain.


Lefaucheur J-P, Nguyen J-P
Neurophysiol Clin. 2019 Sep; 49(4):301-307.
PMID: 31375381.


High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the primary motor cortex has a good level of evidence of efficacy as a method for providing analgesic effects in patients with chronic pain. However, there is still no consensus regarding the parameters of stimulation to use and the detailed protocol to apply for therapeutic practice. In this article, we review the main technical points to address, and we propose a practical algorithm of how to use rTMS for chronic pain treatment in daily clinical practice.