In one research Australian scientists have made a breakthrough. They turned a sharp pain in a small tingling. This required to implant into the spinal cord of a special device. It records the impulses from the nervous system and adapts their strength before entering directly into the brain, where a response in the form of degree of pain. About it writes The Telegraph.
The implant is placed, a 60-year-old patient with severe pain. Subjectively, the pain was reduced from 8 to 2-3 points. The device acts as a filter and sends signals to the desired strength in the brain and spinal cord. As a result of acute pain becomes less intense. In some cases, physicians consider the patient can even be rid of the discomfort.
The implant can be configured by adjusting the power out signals. Scientists believe that a revolutionary device in the near future will help people with chronic back pain and Parkinson's disease.