Sunday, November 25, 2007

Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Possible Weight Loss Option

As the world looks for more ways to tackle the obesity and overweight problems, new approaches to weight loss are always being investigated. Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), which is used for pain relief, is now being investigated as a treatment for weight loss.

In a study reviewing SCS results where two overweight women received 50% back and leg pain relief, the two women also lost approximately 20 pounds, despite no change in exercise. So using SCS to treat weight loss may be feasible.

Indeed, the treatment may be an important tool in the overall fight against our obesity and overweight problems. Therefore, bariatric or weight loss centers should consider SCS as a possible, future addition to weight loss services.

Of course, more research on SCS treatment needs to be done, but the strategic managers and clinicians within a bariatric or weight loss center should pay close attention to studies associated with the use of spinal cord stimulation for weight loss. And if and when the treatment seems reasonable, SCS should be added as a weight loss service.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Subscribe to Overfat Strategy Blog by Email