IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(1): 56-59 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.795

Spastic Tone Increase Reduced Using Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation: Pilot Study

Lavinia Grozoiu, Andreea Georgiana Marin, Ileana Ciobanu, and Mihai Berteanu
Abstract—Spastic tone increase is a frequent phenomenon after lesions on central nervous system. There are numerous and various physiotherapeutic and pharmacological options available and all of this are not enough to control the negative effects of muscle stiffness. We investigated the possible effects of repetitive magnetic stimulation on spastic tone increase of the lower limbs by applying the stimulation paravertebrally at the lumbar level in order to stimulate spinal nerve roots innervating the targeted muscles, the quadriceps muscle of the thigh.

Index Terms—Muscle stiffness, peripheral repetitive magnetic stimulation, stroke rehabilitation.

L. Grozoiu, A. G. Marin, I. Ciobanu, and M. Berteanu are with the Rehabilitation Department of Elias University Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest, Romania (e-mail: laviniagrozoiu@gmail.com, mberteanu@gmail.com).

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Cite: Lavinia Grozoiu, Andreea Georgiana Marin, Ileana Ciobanu, and Mihai Berteanu, "Spastic Tone Increase Reduced Using Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation: Pilot Study," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 56-59, 2017.

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