Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patients

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Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patients

Patients show improvements that persist after treatment ends, reports new study in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Date: June 19, 2017
Source: IOS Press
Summary: Spasticity, uncontrolled muscle contractions, is a common disorder experienced by patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Previous studies have shown that excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce spasticity. Researchers have now found that a protocol of rTMS, excitatory intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), was successful in reducing spasticity in patients with SCI and therefore may be a promising therapeutic tool.


Original source of this content: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170619144834.htm