The theory behind Fibromyalgia is that it is a dysfunction of the central nervous system. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia include pain, fatigue, Fibro Fog, and many other symptoms.
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a new technique of peripheral neurostimulation of the C2 scalp area [top of the neck] on pain, fatigue, depression, and quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients.
Neuromodulation is a technique to treat pain from a variety of causes, including disorders of the central nervous system. Occipital nerve stimulation is a neuromodulation technique currently under study to treat various migraine headache disorders. This study examines a technique of neurostimulation that appears to affect the pain and symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Twelve Fibromyalgia patients were implanted with the C2 area stimulation technique. Patients were evaluated at different stages after the surgery – baseline, 3 months then again at 6 months.
The Visual Analog Scale pain levels for the pain related to Fibromyalgia decreased significantly at 6 months. Chronic fatigue and depression were greatly improved as well in these patients. The overall quality of life for these patients shown a huge improvement also.
After the study it was concluded that C2 area scalp stimulation may diminish the pain and other symptoms of Fibromyalgia.