Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

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Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Mon, 06-10-2013 - 9:20am

According to Health Day News, nerve stimulation might ease Fibromyalgia pain. "An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck -- shown effective in treating some people with migraines -- may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body pain and tenderness.

A Belgian scientist treated small numbers of fibromyalgia patients with "occipital nerve stimulation," which rouses the occipital nerves just beneath the skin at the back of the neck using an implanted device. Dr. Mark Plazier found that pain scores dropped for 20 of 25 patients using this device over six months and their quality of life improved significantly." read more

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