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transcranial magentic stimulation instead of epidural during birth

Sometimes when giving birth women elect to have epidural anesthesia. it is possible that TMS could augment or even replace epidual anesthesia
 
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Sometimes when giving birth women elect to have epidural anesthesia. it is possible that TMS could augment or even replace epidual anesthesia. TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulations. it might be possible that TMS of the epidural area is also effective
beanangel, Sep 30 2016

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       I looked for this online at pubmed, amazingly there are no studies yet.
beanangel, Sep 30 2016
  

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       " I looked for this online at pubmed, amazingly there are no studies yet."
normzone, Sep 30 2016
  

       // TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulations. it might be possible that TMS of the epidural area is also effective //   

       Not wanting to be overly picky, you understand, but a minimal study of mammalian anatomy might be helpful.   

       The "T" in TMS stands for, as you correctly point out, "transcranial". "Trans" means "through", and "cranium" is the skull.   

       However, epidural anaesthesia is administered to the lower spine.   

       So unless there's an extra skull built into the pelvis, that wouldn't be TMS.   

       Transdermal stimulation, yes. Transcrainial, no.
8th of 7, Sep 30 2016
  

       //magentic stimulation// Is this to de-sensitize the pregnant woman to the imminent sight of blood?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2016
  

       ^and it's their own blood, unless the father is in punching range.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 30 2016
  

       //unless there's an extra skull built into the pelvis// funny you should mention that... although it may not be linked to the correct nervous system
caspian, Sep 30 2016
  

       This is a good idea. The premise that nerves could be noninvasively stimulated is a good idea too. If the pain nerves are receiving a huge white noise of TMS it might be hard for them to do their jobs of telling people how much pain there is.   

       That said I think the magentic stimulation might be too blood colored for effective pain relief. I think maybe a cool cornflower blue might be better, or a neutral puce tone.
bungston, Oct 01 2016
  
      
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