Pain Management

There is a sufficient body of evidence to accept with level A (definite efficacy) the analgesic effect of high-frequency (HF) rTMS of the primary motor cortex (M1) contralateral to the pain.

Stroke rehabilitation

Repetitive TMS has beneficial effects on motor recovery that can be translated to clinically meaningful improvement in disability in patients with post-stroke hemiparesis.

Major depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is effective in treating major depression with minimal side effects reported. It offers clinicians a novel alternative for the treatment of this disorder.

Applications of TMS therapy are neurological and psychiatric disorders which are major public health issuee : stroke touches one individual out of 600 every year, chronic pain affects more than 7 % of the population, major depression 5 to 10 %...

TMS is used to treat these diseases, modulating locally modulate neuronal activity by short electromagnetic pulses generated by a stimulator. Painless and noninvasive, TMS can be an outpatient practice.

Many works are investigating TMS as a new solution for other neurological or psychiatric disorders (fibromyalgia, tinnitus, complex regional pain syndrome, Parkinson's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, anxiety, hallucinations...) and number of applications is expected to increase in the coming years.