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- Pharmacotherapeutics have not succeeded to treat chronic pain sufficiently. Thus, alternative approaches need to be investigated.
- tDCS and TMS are well-tolerated and effective treatment alternatives to alleviate chronic pain.
- Standardized stimulation parameters have been identified with the recommendation for repeated maintenance stimulation to ensure that the analgesic effect is sustained beyond discontinuation of therapy.
- The optimization of the parameters should be the aim of future research.