New York Daily News - The Daily Checkup: Neuromodulation Is Offering Long-Term Relief Against Chronic Pain And Suffering

 – October 17, 2012  –– 

The Daily Checkup: Neuromodulation Is Offering Long-Term Relief Against Chronic Pain And Suffering Millions of Americans live with neurological disorders that arise from abnormal firing of the circuits of the nervous system, which can lead to a wide range of debilitating symptoms. “Neuromodulation therapies are a new field of treatment that involves stimulating parts of the nervous system to alter or reset the abnormal circuitry,” says Dr. Brian Kopell from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “By implanting devices in the affected area of the body, we can use electricity or drugs to alter the problematic circuitry — much in the same way that a pacemaker controls abnormal heart rhythms.”
- Dr. Brian Kopell, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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