Motor Cortex Stimulation
Motor Cortex Stimulation is a surgical technique used to relieve pain when other treatments—such as medications, injections and nerve blocks—fail.
During the computer-guided procedure, surgeons place stimulating electrodes on the covering of the brain over the region that controls movement in the area of the body that feels pain. An implanted pulse generator (battery) sends constant electric pulses to the area to provide pain relief.
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