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What is neuromodulation?

Neuromodulation is a leading-edge treatment that can help with a number of nervous system-related problems. The main objective of neuromodulation is to insert a transmitter that helps to regulate nervous system function. The transmitter delivers steady and repetitive electrical stimulation to your nerves through wires that are connected to the transmitter.

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Types of neuromodulation

There are a number of neuromodulation techniques, including:

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) helps patients with significant disabilities such as phantom limb pain or pain associated with stroke. 
  • Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) treats intractable pain syndromes such as phantom limb pain or facial pain.
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treats neuropathic (nerve) pain associated with migraine headaches and various types of neuralgia.
  • Spinal cord stimulation can block the sensation of pain and replace it with a more pleasant sensation.

Your doctor will work with you to assess your specific set of conditions and recommend the treatment that is best for you.

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