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New Pain Treatments

Dr. Friedman is making new pain treatments available to people suffering from chronic pain such as back pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and migraines. Find out what's new at the Headache & Pain Center of Palm Beach and new pain treatments that could help reduce your pain today.

New tDCS Treatment and Chronic Pain

There is intense ongoing research into the mechanisms of tDCS effects on chronic pain and other neurological conditions.

In fact, in recent studies, tDCS was found to change the opioid receptor (brain chemical system that is activated by painkiller medications) activity and to increase the pain threshold.

For further information, click on this link for the full article from the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.

To learn if tDCS or other new or alternative treatments are right for you, please contact Dr. Friedman at 561-842-PAIN (7246).


More Evidence of Objective Tests for Fibromyalgia

New research from two prominent medical journals confirm a relationship between Small Fiber Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia. The studies show objective evidence that at least some cases of fibromyalgia are due to a measurable nerve disorder that causes neuropathic pain. 

These insights reinforce the idea that treatments for neuropathic pain may also help many patients with a fibromyalgia diagnosis.  Consequently, some patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia will benefit from further nerve testing.

For more details on the studies, visit the following journals:

Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain

Brain: A Journal of Neurology

Advances in Electric Brain Stimulation

Electrical brain stimulation is making a comeback…in a gentler, softer, yet effective way. Robert J. Friedman M.D., Medical Director at BrainStim Health & TMS Center and Headache & Pain Center of Palm Beach, believes that new brain stimulation systems can provide new treatment options for many types of patients. According to Dr. Robert J. Friedman, “There are many new potential uses for tDCS and other types of noninvasive brain stimulation.” These treatments may provide effective, non-drug therapy for patients suffering from depression, chronic pain, and even neurological disorders. Studies are currently being conducted.

The recently published article, “Electric Brain Stimulation Gains Ground,” by Victoria Colliver, gives a view into the new, innovative therapies using brain stimulation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION | “Electric Brain Stimulation Gains Ground,” by Victoria Colliver (Full Article)

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