We tested the effects of 5-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the motor cortex in multiple sclerosis (MS) subjects with cerebellar symptoms. rTMS improved hand dexterity in cerebellar patients (n = 8) but not in healthy subjects (n = 7), as detected by a significant transient reduction of the time required to complete the nine-hole pegboard task. rTMS of the motor cortex may be a useful approach to treat cerebellar impairment in MS patients.
- Motor functions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology