When all hope is lost and you’re at your breaking point due to pain, electrical stimulation of the brain may be a way out.
This is known as motor cortex stimulation (MCS). Although not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for pain control, MCS is particularly promising for unyielding facial and stroke pain. Tracey Zappola shares how dramatically MCS changed her life after a spinal cord hemorrhage left her with unbearable right sided, burning and stabbing pain from her chin down to her foot. Then Dr. Alon Mogilner, director of the Center for Neuromodulation at the New York University Langone Medical Center, describes the true benefit of this untapped therapy for pain relief. [LISTEN TO PART II]