Neurosurgeons from Chelyabinsk created a special device that can save people from permanent back pain. A source of electrical energy passes by means of thin needles impulses directly to the source of the pain. As a result, the chain of nerves to the brain is destroyed. The pain turns into light tingling, causing goose bumps. In addition, electrical impulses facilitate the release of dopamine in the brain, which also has an analgesic effect.
The unit will operate after setting for 9 years. Its cost is about 250 thousand rubles, but there is a possibility to carry out free medical care. This requires a quota of high-tech medical care. Get it can people with chronic pain that cannot be defeated by standard methods of treatment.
"Electrode inserted into the epidural space of the spine through a needle. In an x-ray doctor make sure that the electrode is placed in the desired area and its stimulation maximally covers the area of pain. The electrode is performed under the skin and taken out in the lumbar region, where it connects with the cable placed on the body and connected to an external temporary pacemaker, which is mounted outside over the test period. Within weeks it becomes clear whether this method of treatment, if all is well, under the skin of the patient implanted with a permanent neurostimulator," says Sergei Pashin, the main neurosurgeon of Ministry of health of the Chelyabinsk region.