1.  Neuromodulation refers to a group of procedures that use implanted devices to manage pain, spasticity, tremors and other symptoms.

A.  True

B.  False

 

2.  Which of the following technologies can be applied to the nervous system through neuromodulation to improve function and quality of life?

A.  Electrical

B.  Chemical

C.  Biological

D.  All of the above

 

3.  Which of the following pain management techniques are considered a form of neuromodulation?

A.  Spinal cord stimulation

B.  Intrathecal therapies (painpumps)

C.  Deep brain stimulation

D.  Vagus nerve stimulation

E.  All of the above

 

4.  Spinal cord stimulation, a form of neuromodulation, is an effective treatment for back pain. Which kind of back pain responds well to this therapy?

A.  Degenerativedisc disease

B.  Sciatica (pinched nerve)

C.  Back spinal stenosis

D.  Persistentpain following back surgery

E.  All of the above

 

5.  Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a form of neuromodulation that can help manage Parkinson’s disease, tremors and dystonia.

A.  True

B.  False

 

6.  Neurostimulators are approved by most insurance carriers, Medicare and are covered under most workers’ compensation plans.

A.  True

B.  False

 

7.  A local specialist who can help determine if neuromodulation can relieve pain can be found online.

A.  True

B.  False

 

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