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Burst Occipital Nerve Stimulation: Quality Analgesia for Chronic Headache – Neurology Advisor

Burst occipital nerve stimulation, which does not produce the scalp paraesthesia associated with tonic occipital nerve stimulation, produces good quality analgesia for patients with chronic migraine and chronic cluster headache, according to a study published in Neuromodulation. Larger studies are needed to determine if there are differences in efficacy between the stimulation modes. Although tonic occipital… Read More »

Nerve Transfers Restore Hand, Elbow Functions in Paralyzed Patients

Nerve transfers restored hand function and elbow extension in 13 young adults with traumatic spinal cord injury, a prospective case series from Australia showed. Surgery to attach functioning nerves above the injury to paralyzed nerves below it, combined with 2 years of physical therapy, helped tetraplegic patients grasp, pinch, and open and close their hands… Read More »

Medical News Today: Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may be key to reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings that scientists presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Madrid, Spain. Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This research gives hope that there may be a new way… Read More »