Neurostimulation Effective for Chronic Back Pain

SALLY BURKE, a 63-year old karate instructor, has responded very well to spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation is actually a subcategory of neurostimulation, which also includes peripheral nerve stimulation.

THE USE OF electrical stimulation to relieve pain began in ancient times with the placement of torpedo fish directly onto painful body parts. Since then, the application of electrical stimulation to the body for pain relief has become much more refined and sophisticated.

Shingles Symptoms Can Be Confusing

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A VIRAL infection of the nerve roots, shingles (varicella zoster) can be very painful. It often causes a rash on one side of the body, the left or right, and is most common in older adults and people with weak immune systems.

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