Human Spinal Cord Modulation System for Relieving Chronic Pain, Journal of Applied Physics Reveals
Published: Mar 27, 2013
Each year, more than 35,000 patients in the United States are implanted with spinal cord stimulators to treat chronic pain. Unfortunately, up to half of such patients receive only very limited pain relief. To help more patients, scientists are developing a new device to deliver therapeutic stimulation in a more targeted way, reaching nerve fibers deep within the spinal cord.