There is some early evidence that it may be helpful for migraines and for pain associated with spinal lesions, with few risks or side effects. Problem is, it's still experimental, so it might be tough to find a practitioner. It would be tougher to find a practitioner who actually knows what he's doing with it and isn't just peddling snake oil: The current has to be applied to the right part of the brain in the right way, otherwise it's useless or even possibly harmful. Insurance coverage would also be dicey.
If you can find someone doing a study in your area, go ahead. Personally, I'd wait and see in another couple years.
Thanks, Jane; those are my thoughts too, but he's in so much pain that he focuses on the good results so far and not on how early it is. We're in a rural area; the closest provider we've found so far is 4 hours away, which means we'd probably have to rent a place there for a week since it's done daily at first. There is a home unit now, but like you said, since electrodes have to be put in the right place we wouldn't want to do that until a professional showed us the right places. So we're looking at a big expense. And good point on insurance -I need to find that out as well.
Woodswalker, that was my first thought too! but the current is extremely low and supposedly safe...
Oddly, my husband won't do accupuncture or accupressure because it's not really tested, but this therapy he's latched on to like it's the answer to everything.
If anyone else had thoughts or has tried it, would love to hear!