C. Norman Shealy

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Clyde Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is a North American neurosurgeon that some in alternative medicine claim to be pioneer in pain medicine. He is credited with the invention of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, spinal cord stimulator, and radiofrequency ablation for back pain arising from facet arthropathy.[1]


Shealy graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his training at Duke University Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.[2] Shealy is also a certified minister of the Nemenhah ITO.[3]

Western Reserve Medical School[edit]

Shealy spent 3½ years at Western Reserve Medical School researching and developing spinal cord stimulator and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS™).


  1. ^ "Biography | | Shealy Wellness". normshealy.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  2. ^ DoctorFinder[permanent dead link] from AMA Doctor Finder
  3. ^ http://www.nemenhah.org/certified-sacrament-providers-and-societies.html