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A Willing Guinea Pig

Desperation makes ignoring pitfalls easy. Choosing a treatment without much clinical research to back it up or expose its shortcomings, like nerve stimulation, shouldn't be done lightly. The downsides that aren't covered in the media? Just as the body tends to "outsmart" meds after a while, a...

A Nerve Stimulatoree’s Positive Experience

My feelings about nerve stimulation has obviously changed over time and I have often wished that I wrote about the process as I went along. Mary Gustafson, a journalist in her mid-20s, has done exactly that on her blog That Headache Girl. Mary, who is insightful and hilarious, describes the...

Nerve Stimulator Heartbreak

Being helpless in the face of illness is like window shopping. You're looking through the glass at all the possibilities for an effective treatment. Every time you start to walk through the door, thinking you've found what will provide relief, the metal grate slams down at your feet. You can...

SpringTMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Migraine Gets FDA Approval

SpringTMS, the first transcranial magnetic stimulation device for migraine that will be available to patients, has received FDA approval. Details are still sparse, but I've written up what I can find in SpringTMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device for Migraine Receives FDA Approval on...

The Power of Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is used for many illnesses, from headache to sciatica to depression. In today's Washington Post, writer Daniel Stark shares his experience with deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's Disease. The article is honest, funny and, most important, from some who has "been...