Transcranial magnetic stimulation increases the pain threshold and reduces its perception in up to 60% of patients with chronic refractory pain, i.e. pain that has been present for more than three months and has not been brought under control by medication. In addition, it has been shown that pain occurring in the central nervous system, such as migraines, fibromyalgia or neuralgia, responds better to this type of stimulation.
Three years ago, the Fibromyalgia Unit at Viamed Santa Ángela de la Cruz Hospital in Seville implemented the transcranial application of low intensity electromagnetic fields as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia in the context of Central Sensitivity Syndrome (CSS), which also includes chronic fatigue, irritable bowel and some headaches, among others, achieving a success rate of over 80% of our patients.
Viamed Sta. Angela was the first Spanish hospital to implement this therapy, which is endorsed by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Healthcare Products.
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