Deep Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Back Pain: Case Series Academic Article uri icon


  • Background dTMS over the motor cortex with the sagittal HMCCPN coil has been successfully used to reduce symptoms in patients with diabetic neuropathic foot pain. Objective We utilized dTMS over the motor cortex with the HMPCC coil, a more coronal H coil, in two patients with chronic neuropathic back pain that failed current pain management interventions and multiple pharmacotherapies. Methods dTMS was administered daily for three weeks using the HMPCC coil 20HZ 100% MT of the leg, 2.5 sec train, 30 sec intertrain interval, 30 trains, 1500 total pulses. Patients were administered a comparative pain scale (CPS) daily before and after each treatment and during weekly evaluations with the physician. Results The first patient was a 63-year-old man with constant vibration and pain in his lower back going down into his legs with failed back syndrome (four previous back …

publication date

  • September 1, 2014