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New Research On Spinal Cord Stimulation

By | 2016-11-03T08:25:00+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , |

Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses an implant to deliver electrical impulses up the spinal cord to interfere with pain signals. Under local anesthetic, the doctor guides a thin, flexible wire with electrical leads on the end into the epidural space close to the site of the [...]

Could Parkinson’s Disease Originate In The Gut?

By | 2016-11-03T08:25:06+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects nearly one million people living in the U.S. Although symptoms can vary from person to person, this disease is marked by tremors in the limbs, a rigid trunk, and instability of balance and coordination. There is no known cure for [...]

Women In STEM: What’s Now And What’s Next

By | 2016-11-03T08:25:56+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a field bursting with new discovery and promise. Historically, women have been underrepresented in all science fields, and STEM is no different. While the workforce is 47% women, in the STEM fields, women hold a much lower percentage of jobs based in the [...]

Everybody Hurts, But Not All Are Equal: Women In Pain

By | 2016-11-03T08:26:00+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gender disparity is nothing new. From wages, where women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man earns to housework, with women doing most of the cleaning and childcare, there has long been inequality in several different areas. There is one area of inequity that can prove to be fatal, [...]

Recent Research About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By | 2016-11-03T08:26:03+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a chronic condition characterized by not only extreme exhaustion but also muscle aches and pains, inability to concentrate or focus, pain in the joints, and difficulty sleeping. This condition brings with it challenges from start to finish, including diagnosing [...]

New Research Into How The Brain Processes Pain

By | 2016-11-03T08:26:08+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

The brain is a miraculous organ. It governs everything our body feels and experiences, regulates body functions both automatic and voluntary, and does so with marvelous efficiency. Every day, research is gaining new understandings about how the brain works the way it does and why it functions in certain ways. [...]

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