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A New Zealander in his 80s, who could not read and had poor eyesight, recovered after undergoing a back pain treatment experiment

New Zealand media reported on the 19th that a female writer in her 80s who had been unable to read or drive properly for more than 10 years due to poor eyesight in New Zealand suddenly recovered her eyesight while undergoing a back pain treatment experiment. local time).

The New Zealand Herald and News Hub reported that Dr. Linley Hood (80), who wrote many books, unexpectedly regained her eyesight after participating in an experiment to relieve chronic back pain conducted by the University of Otago스포츠토토.

It is known that Dr. Hood has been receiving treatment while lying in bed wearing an electrode cap that sends electric current to areas of the brain associated with pain.

He started suffering from back pain after injuring his pelvis in 2020 and started participating in the project.

However, after a month or so, the effect appeared in an unexpected place.

Because of glaucoma, he could not drive, read, or write properly for over 10 years.

“Now I can read and write without any difficulty,” said Dr. Hood.

Even more surprising is the fact that he was part of a placebo experiment group that received so-called ‘fake treatment’ among the project participants.

The experimental treatment project, in which 20 patients participated, was divided into two groups and received treatment five days a week for one month.

One group was given actual electrical stimulation to the area of ​​the brain responsible for pain, and one group was given electrical stimulation only to the skin, and Dr. Hood belonged to the latter group.

Dr. Divya Adhia, who was in charge of the project, said, “It seems that the skin stimulation was transmitted to the part in charge of vision and had an effect.

Dr. Adhia said, “His recovery of vision is so amazing that even ophthalmologists say it’s a miracle.”

Dr. Hood said, “I feel like I’ve gained a new life by restoring my eyesight. I’m making plans to write the books I’ve been thinking about.”

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