Neurology

Breathe easy with CentraCare’s tobacco treatment program
Linda Hoppe of Paynesville started smoking when she was 16. Her mother smoked. Her brother and sister smoked. She thought it was the thing to do. She continued to smoke, until she decided to have children. During this phase of her life, she was a successful quitter. When her daughter died at a young age from a terminal illness, the stress and grief overwhelmed Linda and she turned to her old friend and comfort, tobacco, for support. Read how Linda kicked the habit for good.
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New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests.

The therapy, which targets the root ganglion nerves, is more effective than other spine stimulation procedures because it places tiny leads precisely at the area where pain originates, unlike other devices that provide more generalized stimulation, the researchers said.

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