In their paper Arri and colleagues1 describe a small, randomised, crossover study that appears to demonstrate dramatic, if temporary, improvement in camptocormia in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) as a result of repetitive trans-spinal magnetic stimulation (rTSMS). While it is hard to argue that this treatment does not bear further investigation, it is not the effect of the treatment, but the lack of effect of the sham intervention that bears further discussion.
- Magnetic Field Therapy
- Muscular Atrophy, Spinal
- Parkinson Disease
- Spinal Curvatures
Caslake, R. (2014). Difficulties with control arms in repetitive magnetic stimulation studies. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 85(11), 1182-1182. https://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2014-307906