Transcranial direct current stimulation on chronic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • This unique, five-day protocol of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can result in decreased pain intensity in chronic neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) that lasts for up to two weeks.

Why this matters

    Previous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of a tDCS regime for neuropathic pain in patients with MS. The effect of including an interval period, postulated to prolong the effects of tDCS through a cumulative effect on neuroplasticity, is investigated for the first time in this study.