Spinal Cord Stimulators

Neurostimulation implantation technology will in the future be as frequent a modality as cardiac brady- and tachy-arrhythmia technology in modern medicine today - Simon Thomson

Spinal Cord Stimulators

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Pain Relief for Some, With an Odd Tradeoff

 

For people with chronic pain, relief comes with a tradeoff. Bed rest means missing out on life. Drugs take the edge off, but they also dull the senses and the mind.

But there’s another potential option: implantable stimulators that blunt pain with electrical impulses. In this case, the tradeoff is living with a low-grade buzzing sensation in place of the pain.

The devices, which are implanted near the spine, are not widely used. They are expensive, don’t…

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