Deactivation of distant pain-related regions induced by 20-day rTMS: a case study of one-week pain relief for long-term intractable deafferentation pain

Paolo Maria Rossini, Yan-Qun Qiu, Xu-Yun Hua, Chuan-Tao Zuo, Tie Li, Mou-Xiong Zheng, Yun-Dong Shen, Jian-Guang Xu, Yu-Dong Gu, Wen-Dong Xu

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Abstract

Deafferentation pain secondary to brachial plexus avulsion, spinal cord injury, and other peripheral nerve injuries is often refractory to conventional treatments. Stimulation of the primary motor cortex (M1) has been proven to be an effective treatment for intractable deafferentation pain. The mechanisms underlying the attenuation of deafferentation pain by motor cortex stimulation remain hypothetical.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E99-E99-105
JournalPAIN PHYSICIAN
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Analgesics
  • Glucose
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Cortex
  • Pain Management
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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