New Device Cuts Fibromyalgia Pain in Pilot Study— May 24, 2012
A device for transcranial magnetic stimulation deep in the brain has produced some cases of sustained pain relief when tested on five Fibromyalgia patients in a new pilot study.
The device is a four coil device with the ability to target a deeper brain region called the dorsal anterior cingulate, a region of the brain linked to chronic pain. Few adverse side effects were reported, the most common being mild headache, nausea, and scalp pain.
Based on the promising results, the next step is a larger, controlled study of about 40 FMS patients. Another step towards a cure, another reason to hold onto hope!
What do you think? Would you participate in this larger study? Click the title link to learn more about the device via Rheumatology News.