Pain control using high-intensity pulsed magnetic stimulation

Bioelectromagnetics. 1993;14(6):553-6. doi: 10.1002/bem.2250140607.


High-intensity pulsed magnetic stimulation (HIPMS) non-invasively depolarizes neurones, which can be deeply embedded in local tissues. Trans- or subcutaneous electrical stimulation can produce analgesia. To test the hypothesis that similar analgesia could be obtained using HIPMS, analgesia was determined in ten blinded subjects following HIPMS. Analgesia was consistently produced in all subjects with long-lasting pain relief occurring in half of the cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetics*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / prevention & control*