- •20Hz-rTMS can be used safely in chronic neuropathic central pain.
- •An analgesic cumulative effect is taking place during the first 4-5 rTMS sessions.
- •Once installed, duration of the analgesic effect can be maintained over 2 weeks.
- •The analgesic effect is maintained after a year of treatment.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CNP (central neuropathic pain), DPR (duration of pain relief), gNPSI (Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory Global Score), LEP (laser evoked potential), M1 (primary motor cortex), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), MCS (motor cortex stimulation), MEP (motor evoked potential), NPSI (Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory), NPSIss (Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory Prevailing Sub-Score), NRS (numeric rating scale), PRS (pain relief score), %R (percentage of pain relief), rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation), SEP (somatosensory evoked potential)
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Supported by the Foundation APICIL (grant number: 1608047; 2015).