Stimulators, Electromagnetic, Low-Intensity, Brain/Spinal Cord

Definition : Electromagnetic stimulators designed to apply low flux density (in the order of microtesla) pulsed signals to the brain and/or spinal cord below the nerve stimulation threshold, usually at a frequency below 1,000 Hz. These devices typically consist of a stationary or portable electrically powered (e.g., battery) generator, transducers to be placed near the treatment area (e.g., a headset with coils placed above the ears at both sides of the head), and a wireless system or cable to deliver the signals from the generator to the transducer. The device may also include a handheld programmer to introduce therapeutic treatment parameters for a given patient. Brain/spinal cord electromagnetic stimulators, using a variety of different waveforms, are intended for use in healthcare facilities or at home to help in the treatment of pain (i.e., analgesic), anxiety, and/or depression.

Entry Terms : "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Brain" , "Brain Stimulators" , "Spinal Cord Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Spinal Cord"

UMDC code : 22840

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