Neuromodulation Fact Sheets

Medicine has conventionally had four modes of treating diseases or disorders: counseling or “talk therapy”; physical therapy involving manipulation and strengthening of muscles and range of motion; pharmaceuticals that act on a chemical level; and altering or augmenting tissue through surgery, injections, or filtering methods like dialysis. The growing field of neuromodulation is a new class of therapies that involves directly treating the nervous system itself, often through small implanted devices that target a specific area, to rebalance the activity of neural circuits and manage symptoms.

Providers of such therapies include neurosurgeons, pain physician specialists and rehabilitation physicians. They may often work with other specialists such as neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, gastrointestinal or colorectal specialists, urologists, primary care physicians, and physical therapists to achieve best outcomes.

Please see the following fact sheets, or visit our therapies portal, to learn more.

    •    Angina (Medically Refractory) by Christophe Perruchoud, MD, and Mike JL DeJongste, MD, PhD PDF
    •    Brain-Computer Interfaces in Movement Disorders by John P. Donoghue, PhD PDF
    •    Cancer Pain and Neuromodulation by Lisa Stearns, MD PDF
    •    Chronic Critical Limb Ischemia by G. Colini Baldeschi, MD, FIPP PDF
    •    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome by Marc Russo, MBBS, DA(UK)FANZCA, FFPMFANZCA PDF
    •    Deep Brain Stimulation by Nancy Garcia, reviewed by Hong Yu, MD PDF
    •    Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery by Nancy Garcia, reviewed by Hong Yu, MD PDF
    •    Deep Brain Stimulation Targets by Nancy Garcia, reviewed by Hong Yu, MD PDF
    •    Epilepsy (Medically Refractory) by Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE PDF
    •    Failed Back Surgery Syndrome by Marc Russo, MBBS, DA(UK)FANZCA, FFPMFANZCA PDF   
    •    Fecal Incontinence by Wesley Lai,  MB, ChB, MRCS and Nicholas Kenefick, BChir, MB, MA, MD, FRCS PDF
    •    Gastric Disorders by Jiande Chen, PhD PDF
    •    Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems by Nancy Garcia; reviewed by Francis Luscombe, MB, BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA PDF
    •    Migraine and Medically Refractory Headache reviewed by Nick Christelis, MBBCH, FRCA PDF
    •    Painful Peripheral Neuropathy reviewed by Nick Christelis, MBBCH, FRCA PDF
    •    Pelvic Floor Disorders by Sohier Elneil, B.Sc (Hons), MBChB, PhD (Cantab.), MRCOG PDF
    •    Parkinson's Disease by Hong Yu, MD and Konstantin V. Slavin, MD PDF
    •    Spasticity by Konstantina Petropoulou, MD, PhD PDF
    •    Spinal Cord Stimulation by Simon Thomson, MBBS, FRCA, FIPP, FFPMRCA PDF
    •    Urologic Disorders by Magdy Hassouna, MD, PhD, FRCSC PDF
Please note:
This information should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment and advice. Always consult a medical professional about any health-related questions or concerns.

Last Updated on Sunday, November 26, 2017 03:10 PM