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    Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patients

    June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patients

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.

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