Tag: chronic pain

Stem cells

New study offers hope for recovered motor function in patients with...

  Researchers report the successful use of a novel therapeutic strategy to enhance forelimb recovery in mice with chronically injured spinal cords. The findings were...
Metronic Intellis

Non-opioid alternative for chronic pain approved in Europe

A Conformité Européene (CE) Mark has been received by Medtronic for its neurostimulation platform Intellis for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation...

US FDA clears Stimwave’s full-body MRI-ready wireless peripheral nerve stimulator

Stimwave has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the first wireless, micro-technology neuromodulation device that can enable ongoing full-body MRI...

CE mark approval for Stimwave’s world-first fully percutaneous spinal cord stimulator...

CE mark approval has been granted for the world’s first percutaneous injectable anchor system, SandShark. The Stimwave system is used to fixate the company’s...

Tackling opioid addiction in America

Substance misuse is “one of the most pressing public health crises of our time” according to US Surgeon General Vivek H Murthy, in his...

Report details plethora of serious health problems faced by spinal cord...

Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries, according to a report according to...

Spinal cord stimulation reduces or stabilises opioid use among chronic pain...

New research has found spinal cord stimulation therapy can reduce or stabilise the use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain. Researchers examined opioid...

Survey indicates that many back pain patients get limited relief from...

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the...

AMA president issues opioid epidemic guidance US physicians

The president of the American Medical Association—Steven J Stack—has issued an open letter to US physicians about the country’s opioid epidemic. Entitled, “Confronting a crisis:...