Hand-held Device for Vagus Nerve Stimulation Eases Motor Symptoms in Trial

Hand-held Device for Vagus Nerve Stimulation Eases Motor Symptoms in Trial

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Hand-held Device for Vagus Nerve Stimulation Eases Motor Symptoms in Trial

One month of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), administered at home using a hand-held device by electroCore, improved walking and motor abilities, and eased freezing of gait in adults with Parkinson’s disease, according to data from a small clinical trial. Freezing of gait refers to a patient’s feeling for an extended period as if their feet are “glued” to the floor, and they are unable to move forward. Notably, these motor benefits were accompanied by a reduction…

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