Nerve Root Sedation
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.
“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 sciatica
- intense pain, typically intermittent, along the course of a nerve
- various forms of neuropathy
What Happens to My Body with this Treatment?
- Increase local blood circulation
- Maintain/increase range of motion
- Muscle re-education
- Prevent/slowing of disuse atrophy
- Aids in post-surgical calf treatment to avoid venous thrombosis