An innovative health company called “Microtransponder” is developing a tiny device – about the size of a grain of rice – that will be injected into patients and will stimulate their nervous system in ways that are shown to reduce chronic pain, help with Tinnitus, and address other medical problems that have typically used more invasive or more elaborate procedures.
In congressional testimony the Microtransponder CEO explained the device and how it can be injected and will stimulating nerve cells. The entire mechanism is not well understood and the device is still in an early testing phase, though results so far appear to be promising.
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The idea is that the electrical jolts delivered by the device override the neural pain signals being transmitted to the spinal cord.