Efficacy of High Frequency [10 Hz] Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Primary Motor Cortex in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized, Double Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial

Tekin A., Ozdil E., Guleken M. D., Iliser R., Bakim B., Oncu J., ...More

JOURNAL OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN, vol.22, no.1, pp.20-26, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10582452.2014.883042
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-26
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Objectives: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation [rTMS] of the cerebral cortex has been tested as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric diseases and other painful disorders. Our objectives were to determine whether high-frequency rTMS applied to the primary motor cortex could decrease pain intensity and influence the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome [FMS].