It is estimated that over 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. While short-lived pain is a warning signal to stop something that is harmful to the body, long-term pain causes that alarm to keep sounding and produce pain long after the original cause is gone.
Some experts believe that this may be due to issues in the central nervous system of the body. While there are many treatments used for chronic pain, many simply cover up the pain for a short time, and then result in the pain returning.
Chiro2Med of Tennessee PC is proud to offer a pain management treatment that is non-narcotic with minimal side affects called the Neuro-Stimulation Solution.
The Neuro-stimulator is a combination of permanent very fine needles and electrical stimulation. When used with it is possible to provide chronic pain management and monitor how the patient’s symptoms improve over time.
What is the Neuro-Stimulator?
The Neuro-stimulator is a wearable device that is designed to administer continuous pulses of a low-level electrical current at the ear over several weeks. This is called Neuro-Stimulation Therapy, Electrical pulses are emitted through a selectively positioned needle probe.
Neuro-Stimulation is based on cranial electrical stimulation (CES), which has been well researched since the 1950s. Cranial electrical stimulation, combined with auricular therapy, has been shown to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain and depression. The key to this relief is the stimulation and release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates; these opiates assist with the increase in blood flow to affected tissues, resulting in the reduction of pain symptoms. This unique combination of permanent acupuncture-like needles and electrical stimulation has been shown to significantly reduce pain symptoms.
The Neuro-Stimulator is minimally invasive and has little or no side effects.
Some experts believe that people who experience chronic pain have a malfunction in their nervous system that creates over stimulation of the nerves, and causes the chronic pain symptoms. The Neuro -Stimulator works to essentially reprogram the body and reroute the pain signals to alleviate chronic pain.
Neuro -Stimulation was created for patients who suffer from chronic pain including:
- Back Pain
- Cervical/Neck Pain
- Arthritic and joint pain
- Zoster related pain
- Cancer pain
- Depression & Insomnia
- Surgical post-operative pain