Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Decreased levels of vitamin D associated with reduced methylation in African American teens

Sweep Away Senile Cells

PAIN'S SECRET MESSAGE: Why Prince Didn't Need to Die

8 Hacks to Slash Medication Costs

Relief from Common Digestive Distress

New Study Shows Optimized Curcumin Stops Inflammation

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Block The Vascular Origins Of Cognitive Decline

What Foods Can Help Fight the Risk of Chronic Inflammation?

Curcumin: Your Secret Weapon to Speed Muscle Recovery After Intense Exercise

 
Print Page
Email Article

TMS reduced fibromyalgia pain almost a third, followed by mood lifting effect

  [ 20 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 18, 2011


Article:
Ten sessions of adjunctive left prefrontal rTMS significantly reduces fibromyalgia pain: A randomized, controlled pilot study – Source: Pain, Nov 2011

By E Baron Short, et al.

[Note: TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), involves positioning an electromagnet coil against the head (in this case left side of forehead). Weak electric pulses stimulate nerve cells in the brain by switching the magnetic field. Another recent French study of long-term TMS use, involving more fibromyalgia patients and 14 sessions spread out over 25 weeks, maintained “significantly reduced pain intensity” and improved quality of life. At least one TMS device has been cleared by the FDA for treating mildly depressed patients for whom one antidepressant failed to work.]

Abstract:
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the prefrontal cortex can cause changes in acute pain perception. Several weeks of daily left prefrontal TMS has been shown to treat depression.

We recruited 20 patients with fibromyalgia, defined by American College of Rheumatology criteria, and randomized them to receive 4000 pulses at 10 Hz TMS (n=10), or sham TMS (n=10) treatment for 10 sessions over 2 weeks along with their standard medications, which were fixed and stable for at least 4 weeks before starting sessions.

Subjects recorded daily pain, mood, and activity. Blinded raters assessed pain, mood, functional status, and tender points weekly with the Brief Pain Inventory, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. No statistically significant differences between groups were observed.

• Patients who received active TMS had a mean 29% (statistically significant) reduction in pain symptoms in comparison to their baseline pain.

• Sham TMS participants had a 4% nonsignificant change in daily pain from their baseline pain.

• At 2 weeks after treatment, there was a significant improvement in depression symptoms in the active group compared to baseline.

• Pain reduction preceded antidepressant effects.

• TMS was well tolerated, with few side effects.

Further studies that address study limitations are needed to determine whether daily prefrontal TMS may be an effective, durable, and clinically useful treatment for fibromyalgia symptoms.

Source: Pain, Nov 2011. PMID:21764215 by Short EB, Borckardt JJ, Anderson BS, Frohman H, Beam W, Reeves ST, George MS. Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. [Email: shorteb@musc.edu]




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

TMS rediced fibro pain almost 1/3rd followed by mood lifting effect
Posted by: ppmickey
Dec 21, 2011
I'm worried about the long term effects that may show up later in a procedure like this involving the brain. I think the idea could be good but would rather sit back and read the long term effects in five years, if I'm still on this good earth having survived all my other medical conditions. I have a friend who had electric shock therapy after a nervous breakdown and he has significant memory loss. I guess what I'm saying is this might be a quick fix to lift someone's mood, but I look at my friend and think about messing around with the brain and the long term effects that can occur.
Reply Reply
 
20 Helpful Tips for Cleaning and Organizing When You're Chronically Ill

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map