Healthy Living: Bluetooth Pain Control

Researchers at U.C. San Diego are coming to the rescue of people with terrible pain in one part of their body.

They’re using a stimulator that goes directly on the dorsal root ganglion, a bundle of nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain. 

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter explains how.

In a randomized trial, 74% of patients reported meaningful pain relief compared to 53% who got standard dorsal column spinal cord stimulation.

The DRG stimulator is FDA approved.

The system costs around $25,000 but can be as much as $40,000, which can be covered by insurance.

Categories: Healthy Living