Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Rehab?

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the brain has been used to treat a variety of neurologic and psychiatric disorders including depression and dytonia.

A new study published this week suggests that it might also help speed recovery of speech and language in stroke survivors.  The  study included 24 stroke survivors with aphasia. Thirteen of them received transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for 20 minutes every day for 10 days followed by speech therapy.  The remaining 11 received a “sham” brain stimulation.

Patients in the TMS group showed three times greater improvement than those in the sham stimulation group.

Find out more here.

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