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. 2018 Sep;37(5):477-494.
doi: 10.4149/gpb_2018027. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Brain Stimulation Methods for Pain Treatment


Brain Stimulation Methods for Pain Treatment

Eugen Kvašňák et al. Gen Physiol Biophys. .


Treatment of pain is one of the most important aims of medicine. Over the past several decades, invasive, semi-invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation methods have been tested and implemented for modulation of the pain. In this review, we bring an overview of those methods including stimulation of both deep brain structures utilizing invasive and semi-invasive techniques and the brain cortex stimulated by non-invasive transcranial magnetic and electrical techniques. Another potentially beneficial method that could modulate pain by stimulating the deep brain with interferential transcranial alternating current is discussed as well.

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