Every group, groups of neurologists and neural experts conduct conferences and symposiums that allow them to track the needs of their field and the developments that already took place. This is where the latest medical inventions were born, discussed and polished. For 2014, a huge conference at Dallas Texas invites all neuro experts of all kind and it’s considered one of the biggest conferences for such field. For the past years, they’ve already launched various ideas in improving the medical assistance science can provide to the public and recently, they’ve made yet another thorough discussion on the same issues and more.
Neural prosthetics and interface technology
Neural interferences or commonly called interference technology is the general term for studies and systems operating in the junction of the nervous system and either or both internal or external device. In a nutshell, this is the kind of system used on the medical realm wherein doctors and medical professionals utilize devices either on the internal or external system of a patient to cure or at least lessen his condition which is mainly related to the nervous system, if not focused on it. One of the best examples would be the neural prosthesis or the artificial extensions attached to the body to help restore the nervous system function. This is sometimes referred to as neuroprosthesis.
Neural stimulation & plasticity
Another issue that has and continues to evolve would be the neural stimulation or what others call SCS or Spinal Cord Stimulation. This is a fairly advanced treatment in which people with chronic pain are subjected for. Oftentimes, people think chronic pain is just a typical pain that will soon go away. It can be caused by stress or over fatigue and extra hours of sleep would heal it. Apparently, this is a different kind of pain and sometimes, what we may assume as ordinary is already a sign that a bigger problem is taking place in our nervous system. With neural stimulation and neural plasticity, we are given the chance to get our lives back and manage the destructive pain in our systems.
Functional electrical stimulation & deep brain stimulation
Finally, one of the highlights of most neural conferences would be about the FES treatment or the functional electrical stimulation. This is often used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease, one of the most common nervous system diseases today. Generally the FES is the process wherein electric pulses are applied to the paralyzed part of the body, usually the muscles. This has been proven effective in reliving the muscles and allowing the body part to slowly move again. DBS or deep brain stimulation, on the other hand, is a surgical treatment composed of 3 parts. The idea of DBS is to help the patient take control of his motor skills and since the brain is responsible for this, it’s also the brain that’s targeted during treatments.
Our world of medical science is already quite advanced but it’s still not enough. Luckily, our experts are not tired of generating state-of-the-art treatments, procedures and cures to patients of neural dilemmas. Not only that, we also have a growing amount of people who continue thorough research about it.