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Electrical stimulation of brain pleasure center reduces chronic pain | KurzweilAI

Electrical stimulation of brain pleasure center reduces chronic pain | KurzweilAI

Are you in pain, but your doc won’t increase your hydrocodone dosage (or you don’t want to overdose)?University of Texas at Arlington researchers may have a (future) drug-free fix: electrical stimulation of a deep middle-brain structure that blocks pain signals at the spinal cord level while triggering release of pleasure-associated dopamine to reduce the associated emotional distress.

Source: Electrical stimulation of brain pleasure center reduces chronic pain | KurzweilAI