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Nerve Stimulation in the New York Times

Nerve stimulation, a treatment that’s tough to find information on, is the focus of It May Come as a Shock, an article from today’s New York Times. The article examines two main types of nerve stimulation for headache (occipital nerve stimulation and transcranial nerve stimulation) — what they are, the theories behind how they work and what they may mean for future treatment.

This in-depth article is the most thorough, understandable and thoughtful one I’ve read on the topic. (And I have to admit that I’m pretty excited that I was quoted in it!) While this treatment is promising for some people with intractable headache, nerve stimulation is not a panacea.

To learn about my experience with an occipital nerve stimulator, see the nerve stimulator category. Specific posts that may be helpful include:

3 Responses to Nerve Stimulation in the New York Times

  1. Sarah says:

    Seems like a pretty big deal making the NY Times. Congrats! I suspect you will see a spike in the readership of your blog, which I think is a good thing. You impart a lot of information in a very personable manner.

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    Thanks!

    K

  2. Christina P says:

    Someone else just forwarded the NYT article to me, so I had to come see if you’d posted about it. Not only is it great that you made the Times, it’s great that they keep featuring headache and migraine. Very cool.

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    As good as it is for my ego, I’m thrilled that headaches are getting so much media attention. Anything that makes people realize how serious this illness is.

    K

  3. Julie says:

    Kerrie, I am so proud of you. I mention your blog frequently to family and friends, and now you are famous! You are doing a world of good for those of us with intractable migraine.
    Thanks!

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