Large Treatment Effect With Extended Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Over Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Fibromyalgia: A Proof of Concept Sham-Randomized Clinical Study

Brietzke et al, 2019. The Journal of Pain.

  • A randomised, double-blind controlled trial.
  • Home-based Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) vs. home-based sham-tDCS.
  • 20 participants were randomly assigned to 60 sessions of either tDCS or sham-tDCS, applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC).
  • Pain scores were reduced by 62.06% in the tDCS group, compared to 24.92% in the sham group.


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