Neuromodulation Therapies - Patient Information

Neuromodulation treatments encompass a growing variety of methods that target the brain or nervous system at specific locations in the body, delivering mild electrical stimulation or drugs to relieve pain or restore function. If you would like more information about new techniques under investigation, please see the Research page for listings of clinical trials by category. Some of the more commonly treated conditions and techniques are defined or featured below, part of this site's growing list of descriptions and explanations.

Patient conversationConditions in which selected patients respond to neuromodulation therapies include:

cochlear implant
Cochlear implants were one of the first
applications of neuromodulation.

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Neuromodulation therapies using electrical stimulation:


Entries with this mark:  diamond present detailed background information, and have downloadable PDFs


Neuromodulation therapies using targeted drug delivery:


Entries with this mark: diamond present detailed background information, and have downloadable PDFs


Glossary of definitions:



Tables summarizing clinical research studies of deep brain stimulation in behavioral conditions:


Please note: This information should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment and advice. Always consult a medical professional about any health-related questions or concerns.

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 08:56 PM