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Free Content Brain Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. A Narrative Review.

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Electrical brain stimulation techniques have been explored as a method of treating chronic pain via the modulation of brain activity. This narrative review paper provides an outline of the history of this treatment approach, outlines some common methods of brain stimulation with a particular focus on non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques, explores the proposed mechanisms by which they might alter pain and summarises the findings of our recent Cochrane review into the efficacy of NIBS techniques for chronic pain.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2013

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  • Pain and Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed, Bi-annual journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and special interest group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The journal comprises a range of different articles types from orignial articles to systematic reviews and letters around the topic of pain and rehabilitation. The journal is multidisciplinary in its focus and welcomes submissions from all professionals working in this multidisciplinary field. the abstract of all articles will be freely avilable online. Full text articles are available free online to members of the Physiotherapy Pain Association, and access to individual PDF articles can be purchased by non members.
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