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Reviewing the Research on Nerve Stimulation

Curious about nerve stimulation for chronic migraine and what the research has to say? For Nerve Stimulation Research, my latest post on Migraine.com, I pored over all the published research, hoping to summarize it neatly, but the findings are too ambiguous to do so. Instead, I explain some of the...

New Nerve Stimulation Category

Against my obsessive need for tight and neat parallel category titles, I've added the creatively named new category, Nerve Stimulation. It's far more important for you all to easily access the information you need than it is for me to satisfy my internal copy editor....

Nerve Stimulation Devices: Leads & Batteries

Medtronic makes my particular stimulator, which consists of a battery box in my chest (below my collarbone, but above my breast) with leads (wires) that run up my neck and to the back of my head. When the stimulator is on, I feel a vibration in the back of my head. The leads are prone to slipping...

Nerve Stimulator Manufacturers

According Device Makers Vie in Pain Treatment Market, a recent Reuters article, "Medical device makers are battling in the fast-growing market for implantable systems that manage debilitating pain in patients for whom medical alternatives, such as drugs or spine surgery, have failed." These...

Lisa’s Nerve Stimulator Experience

My friend Lisa and I met through a headache forum. At the time, she also had a nerve stimulator, so we e-mailed back and forth and finally met in person when I was in her part of the country for Thanksgiving. Her experience with the nerve stimulator has been, quite simply, hell. Lisa has had CDH...