Chornic pain could be treated with brain stimulation
Let’s stimulate the brain to treat chronic back pain- short science articles and news

In a first, researchers were able to stimulate a particular brain region with alternating current of electricity to increase the activity of naturally occurring brain region and correlated it with lower pain sensations associated with chronic back pain. They wanted to test if the deficient alpha oscillations found in the somatosensory cortex of the brain in patients with chronic pain could be normalized using electric stimulations. The researchers used a non-invasive treatment strategy called the transcranial alternating current stimulation or tACS in this study. The participants reported a significant decrease in pain sensation. This could play an important role in decreasing the use of opioids for pain conditions which is associated with addictions and other problems.

Read the full story: University of North Carolina Health Care
Scientific publication: The Journal of Pain