An excerpt from my transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) article, describing an important basic principle that explains why so many people “swear by” so many different kinds of treatment methods: Pain is completely controlled by an overprotective brain that likes to sound the alarm too loudly, too often, regardless of what’s actually going on in tissues. […]
Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia was found to be a largely safe procedure.
Higher Reoperation Rates After Microvascular Decompression in Patients With Diabetes, Obesity
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
The health of aging populations in developed countries has not kept pace with improvements in life expectancy.9 Many older adults spend their final years coping with and managing multiple chronic conditions, many of which have pain as a primary symptom.17,29 Later-life pain is associated with substantial disability and suffering.17,29 Given the rapid increase in the […]