Apr 3, 2022

Tiny Experimental Implant Could Treat Neuropathic Pain

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By Pat Anson, PNN Editor.

A tiny wireless implant that stimulates peripheral nerves from within blood vessels shows potential as a treatment for neuropathic pain, according to a proof-of-concept study by a team of Texas researchers published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.

The implants have only been tested in laboratory animals, but researchers say they could replace larger and more invasive devices currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, chronic pain, hearing loss and paralysis.

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