ElectroMedicine for Nerve Pain
-September 2018: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report estimating that 50 million Americans just over 20 percent of the adult population have chronic pain. About 20 million of them have high-impact chronic pain -- pain severe enough that it frequently limits life or work activities.
Electroanalgesia: "The reduction of pain by electrical stimulation of a peripheral nerve or the dorsal column of the spinal cord"
- Dorland's Medical Dictionary
Electroanalgesic treatments are different from the familiar portable TENS device (1-250 pulses per second) primarily because it uses electrical frequencies that are much higher, above 8,000 pulses per second (pps) to as high as 10,000 pps.
This electrical energy is delivered deeper into the patient's tissue. The effect of higher frequencies is the ability not to stimulate or to facilitate the nerves, but to inhibit the pain signal.
Patients experience pain relief from:
-symptoms of sciatic
-intense pain, typically intermittent, along the course of a nerve
-various forms of neuropathy
What Happens to My Body?
Increase local blood circulation
Maintain/increase range of motion
Prevent/slowing of disuse atrophy
Aids in post-surgical calf treatment to avoid venous thrombosis
Why suffer from nerve pain when there is an effective treatment?