Neck Implant May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

A pacemaker-like chip implant may be the future treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Starting in August, the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam will study whether surgically implanting an electrical device in a patient’s neck can inhibit the inflammation of joints, a common side-effect of the disease.

“This is a whole new way of treating rheumatoid arthritis,” says study supervisor and AMC Professor of Rheumatology Paul-Peter Tak.

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  1. Deb aka murphthesurf says:

    Fascinating! Ironically an American company is helping to develop this chip but the research is being done abroad. Hmmmmm….maybe because it will be a one time fix and no repetitive money making on it. I hope it works! This is something I personally would consider given my med allergies and failure to date on all the ones I tried. Please keep us updated if you can as they mentioned a quick a launch if it works. Maybe a trip to Amsterdam may be in my future if they don’t get the FDA on board.

  2. freethinker says:

    If it works I am in line tomorrow. But, where is the science? The article was very short and I didnt see any references.

  3. chris says:

    Remicade got me out of very severe difficulties, but I would welcome an alternative. Currently working in the Netherlands where it is having a lot of press. Early days I think

  4. kim kopen says:

    i have had RA for half of my life,i am 47, i want this to work so that i can finally abandon all the horrific toxic drugs i have had to take for so many years.. i hope it becomes available in the us very soon!!!sign me up!!!

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