C. Norman Shealy

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Clyde Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is an American neurosurgeon and a 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][dubious ]


Dr. 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]

Western Reserve Medical School[edit]

Dr. 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. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 
  2. ^ DoctorFinder from AMA Doctor Finder