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Doctor insights on: Trans Cranial Direct Current Stimulation

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Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

Definitely: There have been very impressive results using tms in patients coming out of bariatric surgery. This was a double blinded-sham controlled study and it was repeated so it is very rigorous. People with active tms self-administered about 50% less narcotic from a pain pump than those with sham (fake) treatment. Without a doubt, tms works for certain types of pain and it is being explored for others. ...Read more

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Is trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) the same thing as a spinal cord stimulator? Differences?

Is trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) the same thing as a spinal cord stimulator? Differences?

Nope: Spinal cord simulator is surgically implanted. The TENS unit is worn and can be removed and easily adjusted by you or a physical therapist. This picture is of a typical TENS unit with its simulator, leads and adhesive electodes ...Read more

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Is nerve stimulation effected by taser?

Is nerve stimulation effected by taser?

You bet: Taser overloads the nerve-muscle connections causing total weakness and collapse if used properly, but occasionally can cause cardiovascular collapse in addition. ...Read more

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What's transcranial magnetic stimulation?

What's transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe and effective. It has been used to study and treat depression since the 1980s. It is given 5 days a week, 20minutes a session, for 4-6 weeks and can be very expensive. ...Read more

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What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Electromagnetic rx: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. Tms uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of brain. ...Read more

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What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms)?

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms)?

For depression: TMS is a treatment for depression. It is very well tolerated and may work when medications do not. In one study, about 60% get better w/ the treatment and about 40% have no symptoms of depression after the treatment. It works by stimulating a part brain which modulates mood, called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. It is beginning to be covered by more insurances. I highly recommend it. ...Read more

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How to bring more stimulation to numb fingertips?

How to bring more stimulation to numb fingertips?

Depends on cause: If the numbness is due to treatable or reversible cause then treatment can restore the sensations otherwise it may be permanent. ...Read more

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Would clitorial stimulation/orgasm have any effect in the hymen?

Would clitorial stimulation/orgasm have any effect in the hymen?

No: Clitoral stimulation without penetration should not affect the hymen. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What causes vaginal pain from clitoral stimulation?

What causes vaginal pain from clitoral stimulation?

Not normal: You should not have this problem. This needs to evaluated by your doctor. A neruologist to evaluate abnormal nerve activation may even be needed. ...Read more

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Sir, Wat exactly physical stimulation means??

Sir, Wat exactly physical stimulation means??

Since your question: ...is very non-specific, my answer will be as well. In general, physical stimulation is an external sensation that can be detected by any of our senses. The stimulus of light causes us to see. The stimulus of sound waves causes us to hear. A stimulus can be internal. The stimulus of high blood sugar causes release of insulin. These are just a few of MANY examples of physical stimuli. ...Read more

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Is nerve stimulation for pain like ect?

Is nerve stimulation for pain like ect?

ECT: Ect is a controlled 30 to 40 sec seizure to "reboot" the brain chemicals,
nerve stimulation is specific to a nerve causing pain. ...Read more

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How can I go about giving my husband anal stimulation?

How can I go about giving my husband anal stimulation?

Very Carefully: This is a common? In my practice by patients. The anal opening and perianal area (area around the anus) are rich in nerve endings thus very sensitive. It is important to know that anal intercourse carries many risks - the most notable being an anal fissure (tear in the anal opening) which can be very painful! Also, aggressive anal sex can lead to sphincter damage and incontinence. Be very careful! ...Read more

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What causes erections, even when there is no physical stimulation?

What causes erections, even when there is no physical stimulation?

Here are some. ..: You get erection because your body can selectively divert, & store the blood to the corporeal bodies of the penis within desirable pressure. These processes are accomplished by the well auto-regulated healthy nerves & circulations so to run the recycle of arousal, erection, orgasm/ ejaculation, detumescence & rest, but may be affected by drugs, lifestyle with progressive vulnerability over aging. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and it's hard for me to keep an erection without constant stimulation.?

Viagra (sildenafil) trial?: Performance anxiety could be responsible. A trial of viagra (sildenafil) or another phosphodiesterase inhibitor could allow for the fear to be overcome. After 2-6 sessions as such it would likely no longer be needed. ...Read more

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I have been having nerve tinglings and stimulation in my entire body. What does it mean?

I have been having nerve tinglings and stimulation in my entire body. What does it mean?

Severe anxiety: Or a more serious problem. See a physician for a physical exam and appropriate work up. A neurologist would be most helpful. ...Read more

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My son is having a human growth stimulation test and I want more information on its purpose?

My son is having a human growth stimulation test and I want more information on its purpose?

GH testing: Not sure how old your son is.
The purpose of this growth hormone testing is to
see if enough growth hormone is present for proper
height growth. This hormone is stimulated by the pituitary g;and in the brain and can be measured. If
there is deficiency, they might treat with extra GH to help with growth. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Will I gain sexual please over time? Or is something wrong with me not getting any stimulation?

Will I gain sexual please over time? Or is something wrong with me not getting any stimulation?

16 years old: You need to be patient. It will come in time get comfortable with your body and as you experiment I am sure you will get the results you desire. ...Read more

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My baby does self stimulation frequently is this normal will it ever stop should I be worried?

My baby does self stimulation frequently is this normal will it ever stop should I be worried?

Yes this is normal: Self stimulation is normal as children are interested in their own body and their body's responses to various stimuli. Likely over time the frequency will decrease, but regarding completely stopping, every child is different and your baby might completely stop but no one can say for sure. ...Read more

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Excessive clit stimulation, hurts to the touch. Anything I can take to help heal it?? Please help.

Time.: With any irritation, icepack indirectly applied so it doesn't freeze anything (wrapped with a towel or two) and non-steroidals. Bleeding would be a bit of a concern as would purulence or spreading redness. ...Read more

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What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

Fear: Possibly the best way to counter act your fear is to become well educated about the procedure. This can help to prevent you from worrying about some aspects of it unnecessarity. I am assuming that you selected a neurosurgeon that you feel comfortable. Share your concerns with your neurosurgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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I strongly feel my daughter deserves transcravial magnetic stimulation and she is refusing thinking it is harmful what can I do I feel she needs it?

I strongly feel my daughter deserves transcravial magnetic stimulation and she is refusing thinking it is harmful what can I do I feel she needs it?

Is she an adult: If your daughter is an adult, she has every right to make her own decisions about therapies. You can make your position known, but beyond that there is nothing more you can do except be there for her to support whatever decision she makes. ...Read more

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Does electrical stimulation hurt?

Does electrical stimulation hurt?

No: E stim is not like getting shocked. It can be quite tolerable and should not hurt at all. If it hurts it is being done too aggressively. ...Read more

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What is used for electrical stimulation?

What is used for electrical stimulation?

Elicitation of muscl: Contraction using electric impulses
the impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated
it has the potential to serve as: a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients. ...Read more

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What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

What exactly is a cortisol stimulation test?

Cortisol Stim Test: A Cortisol stimulation tests should be performed when there is doubt about the status of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and is used to establish the diagnosis in patients with equivocal serum cortisol values in whom hypoadrenalism is suspected.
There are different types of test. Usually a low -dose ACTH stimulation test is done. Your doctor will chose the appropriate test for you. ...Read more

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Spotting in clitoris stimulation, why is that?

Spotting in clitoris stimulation, why is that?

Uterus contracts: Stimulating the clitoris and orgasm causes the uterus to contract. The spotting is most likely coming from your cervix or uterus. An exam by your health provider and possibly an ultrasound should determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting after anal stimulation?

Is it normal to have spotting after anal stimulation?

Could be: If you are experiencing blood when you wipe after anal stimulation, this could be from irritation of the anal lining, a small tear in the lining (called fissure), or irritation of existing hemorrhoids. If you are speaking of vaginal spotting after anal stimulation, it is likely unrelated. If your symptoms worsen or persist, and you are concerned, please visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Paralysis patients: If I'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscle tone. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of electrical stimulation for an injury?

Several: This modality can increase blood flow to the injured part and can help relax muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation would also contract muscles and help prevent muscle atrophy thus helping to prevent blood clots. ...Read more