[Variable magnetic fields in the treatment of tics disorders - preliminary results]

Wiad Lek. 2016;69(3 pt 2):495-498.
[Article in Polish]


Introduction: Tics disorders is frequent pathological syndrome, particularly typical for children's age. The symptoms of this disease are differential, and their intensification individualized, which makes difficult unique recognition. Tics disorders concern the most often the muscles of face, head, upper limbs and trunk.

Material and methods: The study group consisted of 16 patients (11 boys and 5 girls) with tics complex disorders about unknown etiology particularly relating of face and upper limbs muscles. In the treatment were the interventions with use a magnetotherapy and magnetostimulation applied. The procedures were ones daily by 3 weeks in two series executed. It author's pool was the frequency of occurrence tics disorders as well as the proportional opinion of effectiveness conducted treatment estimated.

Results: After 10 weeks in 14 patients was the decrease of occurrence frequency involuntary movements observed, in proportional scale about 75%. The results of subjective opinion of mood showed, that decrease the frequency tics disorders had in all children the direct shift on improvement their mood, and also satisfaction in their parents.

Conclusions: The use of variable magnetic fields influenced on decrease the occurrence frequency tics disorders, and also on improvement quality of life the treated patients.

Keywords: magnetic fields; physical treatment; tics disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Face
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy*
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Quality of Life
  • Tic Disorders / therapy*
  • Upper Extremity