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  1. tDCS produces long-term improvement for post-stroke aphasia James Fugedy 21-Nov-2014
  2. Long-term benefit of tDCS for aphasia James Fugedy 16-Nov-2014
  3. tDCS improves balance and gait for children with cerebral palsy James Fugedy 14-Nov-2014
  4. tDCS reduces memory loss in older adults James Fugedy 13-Nov-2014

tDCS, the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

In addition to reducing the pain of fibromyalgia by 50% or more, tDCS improves cognitive function, relieves fibro-fog, increases physical activity, improves sleep and enhances the overall quality of life.

tDCS is a first-line treatment for fibromyalgia because of its efficacy, absence of side effects and the inadequacy of conventional treatments.

The fibromyalgia patient experiences pain amplification and sensitivity due to disordered sensory processing in the brain. tDCS enhances neuro-plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter connections between neurons and reshape existing networks. tDCS normalizes the function and structure of the fibro-brain, re-establishing and strengthening the pain inhibition mechanisms. And this is accomplished without any of the disabling side effects associated with prescribed medications.

Until now, transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of fibromyalgia was available only at university hospitals in Boston and New York. A 2009 Harvard study estimated the yearly cost of tDCS treatment for fibromyalgia to be $11,000+. The Brain Stimulation Clinic's Home-Use Program, by providing instruction and supervision, makes tDCS treatment convenient and affordable. Because tDCS is easy to do and without adverse or side effects, it can be safely administered following the initial training at the Atlanta clinic and utilizing tele-medicine technology to provide at-home supervision. The lifetime cost of the tDCS Home-Use program is $3,000.