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4 Cutting-Edge Technologies Reflect Changing View of Neurostimulation

Back in 1965, Melczak and Wall published their Gate Control Theory, which led to dramatic changes in the medical community’s understanding of pain and, eventually, to the development of new types of treatment for pain. Per the Gate Control Theory, the brain sometimes regulates incoming pain signals from the body, making them seem less intense. [...]

February 14th, 2017|Tags: , |2 Comments

New Neurostimulation Technologies May Enhance Pain Relief

By Ted Swing, Ph.D. The perception of pain involves signals transmitted by the nerves throughout the body to the brain. Because this is an electrochemical process, it can be influenced by electricity. Typically, people think of electricity as causing pain; for example, when a person receives an electric shock from a wall outlet. In other [...]

July 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |2 Comments

New Study to Examine the Efficacy of Burst Neurostimulation

From the Research Dept. New Study to Examine the Efficacy of Burst Neurostimulation By Ted Swing, Ph.D. One of the frontiers in the treatment of chronic pain is neurostimulation (also called neuromodulation). Neurostimulation involves devices that deliver electrical pulses to alter nerve responses. When used in the brain, this can be used to prevent epileptic [...]

March 5th, 2014|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Future of Neurostimulation

The Research Department The Future of Neurostimulation By Ted Swing, Ph.D. In the late 1960s, researchers discovered a technique for relieving pain using electrical pulses. Though intense electrical shocks can be painful, they found that less powerful pulses delivered to the nerves in a painful area decreased the perception of pain. This finding was explained [...]

January 6th, 2014|Tags: , |0 Comments

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