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Effects of unilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex on chronic widespread pain in Fibromyalgia – Source: Brain, Sep 14 2007

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By A Passard, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • September 25, 2007


[Note: transcranial magnetic stimulation utilizes an electromagnet placed on the scalp that generates magnetic field pulses.]

Non-invasive unilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the motor cortex induces analgesic effects in focal chronic pain syndromes, probably by modifying central pain modulatory systems. Neuroimaging studies have shown bilateral activation of a large number of structures, including some of those involved in pain processing, suggesting that such stimulation may induce generalized analgesic effects.

The goal of this study was to assess the effects of unilateral rTMS of the motor cortex on chronic widespread pain in patients with Fibromyalgia.

Thirty patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (age: 52.6 +/- 7.9) were randomly assigned, in a double-blind fashion, to two groups, one receiving active rTMS (n = 15) and the other sham stimulation (n = 15), applied to the left primary motor cortex in 10 daily sessions.

The primary outcome measure was self-reported average pain intensity over the last 24 hours, measured at baseline, daily during the stimulation period and then 15, 30 and 60 days after the first stimulation.

Other outcome measures included: sensory and affective pain scores for the McGill pain Questionnaire, quality of life (assessed with the pain interference items of the Brief Pain Inventory and the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire), mood and anxiety (assessed with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale).

We also assessed the effects of rTMS on the pressure pain threshold at tender points ipsi- and contralateral to stimulation. Follow-up data were obtained for all the patients on days 15 and 30 and for 26 patients (13 in each treatment group) on day 60.

Active rTMS significantly reduced pain and improved several aspects of quality of life (including fatigue, morning tiredness, general activity, walking and sleep) for up to 2 weeks after treatment had ended.

The analgesic effects were observed from the fifth stimulation onwards and were not related to changes in mood or anxiety. The effects of rTMS were more long-lasting for affective than for sensory pain, suggesting differential effects on brain structures involved in pain perception.

Only few minor and transient side effects were reported during the stimulation period.

Our data indicate that unilateral rTMS of the motor cortex induces a long-lasting decrease in chronic widespread pain and may therefore constitute an effective alternative analgesic treatment for Fibromyalgia.

Source: Brain. 2007 Sep 14; [E-pub ahead of print] PMID: 17872930, by Passard A, Attal N, Benadhira R, Brasseur L, Saba G, Sichere P, Perrot S, Januel D, Bouhassira D. INSERM U-792, Boulogne-Billancourt F-92100 France; CHU Ambroise Pare, APHP, Boulogne-Billancourt, F-92100 France, Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin, Versailles F-78035, Research Unit, GO3, EPS Ville-Evrard, Saint-Denis, F-93100, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Delafontaine, Saint-Denis, F-93100 and Service de Médecine Interne, CHU Hotel Dieu, APHP, Paris, F-75001, France.





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