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 there.”

Many of the procedures and the device he describes echo those for the occipital nerve stimulator. The key difference is that the area treated in headache patients is outside the skull, so the surgery is less risky and less painful.