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My Continued Electric Stimulation Headache Data

My Continued Electric Stimulation Headache Data

  The following is my headache results with electric muscle stimulation (EMS) and builds on a prior blog where I did the same thing but with somewhat different electrode placement, and slightly different parameters programmed into my EMS machines. Treatment...

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Chad Reilly May 3, 2016 2 Comments

EMS, High-Frequency Fatigue and Pain, Particularly Headaches & Back Pain

EMS, High-Frequency Fatigue and Pain, Particularly Headaches & Back Pain

I needed a break from fasting papers and, while I’m a big, BIG fan of EMS, and to a substantially lesser extent TENS, I am underwhelmed by high “kilohertz-frequency” alternating type currents as is commonly used in Russian stimulation for...

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Chad Reilly April 8, 2016 1 Comment

Post-Concussion Syndrome Treated With Aerobic Exercise

Post-Concussion Syndrome Treated With Aerobic Exercise

A preliminary study of subsymptom threshold exercise training for refractory post-concussion syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2010 Jan;20(1):21-7.  Leddy JJ, Kozlowski K, Donnelly JP, Pendergast DR, Epstein LH, Willer B. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of subsymptom...

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Chad Reilly September 30, 2014 2 Comments

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Post-Concussion Syndrome

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Post-Concussion Syndrome

Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and balance disorders after concussion. J Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2010 Jun;34(2):87-93. Alsalaheen BA, Mucha A, Morris LO, Whitney SL, Furman JM, Camiolo-Reddy CE, Collins MW, Lovell MR, Sparto PJ. Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Management of dizziness...

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Chad Reilly September 26, 2014 2 Comments

Cervicogenic Headaches Reduced Most with Strength Training

Cervicogenic Headaches Reduced Most with Strength Training

Effect of neck exercises on cervicogenic headache: a randomized controlled trial. J Rehabil Med. 2010 Apr;42(4):344-9. Ylinen J1, Nikander R, Nykänen M, Kautiainen H, Häkkinen A. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of three 12-month training programmes on headache and...

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Chad Reilly September 8, 2014 No Comments

Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain

Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain

Central sensitization: implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Pain. 2011 Mar;152(3 Suppl):S2-15. Woolf CJ. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Nociceptor inputs can trigger a prolonged but reversible increase in the excitability and synaptic efficacy of neurons in central nociceptive pathways,...

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Chad Reilly July 26, 2014 No Comments

Electrical Stimulation to Treat Cluster Headaches

Electrical Stimulation to Treat Cluster Headaches

Nociception specific supraorbital nerve stimulation may prevent cluster headache attacks: Serendipity in a blink reflex study. Cephalalgia. 2014 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] Haane DY1, Koehler PJ. Abstract BACKGROUND: In cluster headache, neuromodulation is offered when patients are refractory...

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Chad Reilly June 25, 2014 No Comments

Migraine Headache Prevention with TENS (Cefaly Effectiveness Study)

Migraine Headache Prevention with TENS (Cefaly Effectiveness Study)

Migraine prevention with a supraorbital transcutaneous stimulator: a randomized controlled trial. Neurology. 2013 Feb 19;80(8):697-704. Schoenen J, Vandersmissen B, Jeangette S, Herroelen L, Vandenheede M, Gérard P, Magis D. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of trigeminal neurostimulation with...

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Chad Reilly June 21, 2014 15 Comments

Safety and Satisfaction of Cefaly (Headband TENS) for Headaches

Safety and Satisfaction of Cefaly (Headband TENS) for Headaches

Safety and patients' satisfaction of transcutaneous supraorbital neurostimulation (tSNS) with the Cefaly® device in headache treatment: a survey of 2,313 headache sufferers in the general population. J Headache Pain. 2013 Dec 1;14:95. doi: 10.1186/1129-2377-14-95. Magis D, Sava S, d'Elia TS,...

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Chad Reilly June 21, 2014 5 Comments

Migraine Headaches, Electric Stimulation and Paresthesia Concordancy

Migraine Headaches, Electric Stimulation and Paresthesia Concordancy

Peripheral neuromodulation and headaches: history, clinical approach, and considerations on underlying mechanisms. Reed KL. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Jan;17(1):305.< From the Review: “With the publication of their “Gate Control Theory” of pain modulation in 1965, Wall and Melzack provided...

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Chad Reilly June 13, 2014 No Comments

Cluster Headaches and Migraines, What I Am Learning from the Surgically Implanted Electrical Stimulation Studies.

Cluster Headaches and Migraines, What I Am Learning from the Surgically Implanted Electrical Stimulation Studies.

Greater occipital nerve stimulation via the Bion microstimulator: implantation technique and stimulation parameters. Clinical trial: NCT00205894. Pain Physician. 2009 May-Jun;12(3):621-8. Abstract BACKGROUND: Millions of patients suffer from medically refractory and disabling primary headache disorders. This problem has led to a...

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Chad Reilly April 25, 2014 No Comments

Electric Stimulation for Headaches, Migraines (My Results)

Electric Stimulation for Headaches, Migraines (My Results)

This treatment is serendipitous, so I’ll add some background information on how I came to it.  As shown by my other blogs, in the last year I’ve been especially interested in electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to help recovery by accelerating...

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Chad Reilly April 23, 2014 3 Comments