Natural Pain Management
Electroanalgesic Pain Management Treatment
A non-invasive, non-narcotic pain treatment option for your acute or chronic pain condition in Buffalo Grove, IL
More than 40 million people in the United States are affected with musculoskeletal pain, resulting in more than 300 million physician visits and costing hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Overall, approximately 50% to 60% of the US population is either partially, totally, temporarily or permanently disabled. Over 400 million workdays are lost each year due to some kind of pain. For many years, physicians have been assisting patients in their Early Return to Work Program by using effective electroanalgesic treatments. An electroanalgesic treatment is accomplished by placing a specific target electrode over the treatment area and a larger electrode on the opposing body site. Physicians have found that electroanalgesic treatments offers exemplary patient success in the treatment of PAIN.
The expected outcome of this targeted electroanalgesic procedure is the reduction in the ability of the affected nerves to transmit pain signals and, at the same time, promote healing by means of the depolarization effects on the nerve cells. The depolarization effect is accomplished by an advanced computer assisted High Definition frequency generator (HDfg) to reduce the hyper-irritated state of the nerves.
Depending upon the individual patient and their medical condition, a diagnosis is made by the physician and a treatment plan is prescribed. The physician will then select the proper treatment parameters and the proper dosage level.
Initially, patients may experience some nervousness about electroanalgesic treatment. This is due to their assumptions of what electricity probably “feels like” and their overall fear associated with any medical procedure. However, once patients have experienced this advanced electroanalgesic treatment, their initial fears usually disappear and their comments about what electroanalgesic “feels like” refer to a “mild vibration sensation.” With proper dosage, patients report an enjoyable and pleasurable experience.
Questions from Patients about this Pain Management Treatment
Q: Is this treatment like a TENS unit physicians are sending home patients?
To most people, T.E.N.S. is synonymous with electrical stimulation. However, there are other forms of electro medicine that provide much better and longer lasting results for patients.
As a matter of difference, where T.E.N.S. impulses are 0-250 pulses per second, electroanalgesic medical devices operate at much higher frequencies.
These higher frequencies of pure alternating electrical current move through the skin quickly and efficiently with virtually no discomfort to the patient. In fact, according to numerous patients who have received electroanalgesic treatments, they have stated that they will rrequest this treatment again and again for the potent analgesic and soothing overall relaxing effects.
The clinical uses are for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions
- Stimulate peripheral nerves for the purpose of providing pain relief
- Management and symptomatic relief of chronic (Iong-term) INTRACTABLE PAIN
- Adjunctive treatment of post-traumatic pain
- Adjunctive treatment in the management of post-surgical pain
- Increasing local blood circulation
- Maintaining or increasing range of motion
- Muscle Re-education
- Relaxation of muscle spasms
- Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy
- Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
Non-toxic, safe, and effective with minimal side-effects, which result in high patient compliance and satisfaction
Electroanalgesic treatments provide long term pain relief by releasing endorphins in the central nervous system. Endorphins are neuropeptide pain-relieving substances that occur naturally in the body. Their activation provides superior long-term pain relief.
Historically, most medical treatments or electric stimulation therapies were developed in Europe, accepted by the medical establishment in Europe, and transferred (with varying degrees of speed and acceptance) to the United States. Today, more and more knowledgeable clinicians are employing electroanalgesic treatment options for their patients with acute and/or chronic pain conditions.
Physicians are now finding that electroanalgesic treatment is a valued option or
adjunct to drug therapy, which alone can be ineffective, costly, addictive, and can cause undesired side effects such as gastro-intestinal irritation.
Looking forward, hundreds of medical researchers world- wide are currently investigating electroanalgesic medical treatment for the treatment of the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, pain associated with fibromyalgia, pain associated with sciatica, and many other acute and/or chronic disorders.
Specific medical research organizations, universities, medical schools, and medical journals are documenting hopeful electroanalgesic medicine advances.
We have come a long way since Socrates’ colleagues placed electric eels in foot baths to ease pain. We have advanced well beyond T.E.N.S. Clinical electroanalgesic medicine is now a well documented path where clinicians break the limitations of drug therapy and surgery to find comfort for their patients.
Q: Are there any side effects?
There are minimal side effects associated with electroanalgesic treatment. Depending upon the individual and their medical condition, possible side effects maybe; relaxed or fatigued sensation, mild headache, increased bowel activity, increase in sexual arousal, original pain seems to move to new location, and muscle soreness. High electrical current dosages may cause a topical burn. Discuss this situation with your physician immediately.
Q: How many treatments are necessary?
Some pain management treatment regimens are similar to drug treatment regimens. It normally takes about 5-15 treatments, depending on the individual medical condition. Typically, the clinician will ask you to receive pain management treatments daily for the first 3-5 treatments, then 3 times per week for the next 2-3 weeks. Normal treatment time varies between 15-25 minutes. It is extremely important to complete the regimen prescribed by your physician. Patient compliance affects treatment outcome. Your concern should be discussed with your doctor, but it is recommended that you follow the complete regimen for optimum results.
Q: I have had 3 treatments and still I have pain. Should I continue the treatments?
Discuss this with your physician. Your physician may want to change the treatment protocol indicated. In many pain syndromes, electroanalgesic treatments are very successful; however, there is no guarantee of success. Results have shown that 20-25% of patients will claim they received little or no long-term pain relief. For this reason, other treatment options should be added or considered. Sometimes the treatment success can be more subtle than other therapeutic methods. You should discuss your options with your physician should you elect not to complete the prescribed treatment regimen.
In no case, and at no time, should the patient ever experience a burning or stinging sensation from the treatment under the electrodes. If a burning or stinging sensation is felt. Notify the clinician immediately!
Q: Are these treatments invasive?
No, they are not invasive. The treatments are performed by placing the surface electrodes over specific areas of the body.
Hospitals, Universities and Medical Centers That Have Utilized Electroanalgesic Technology to Treat Pain
Columbia University, New York, NY
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
Charles R. Drew Univ. of Medicine and Science, LA, CA
National Naval Medical Center, Betsheda, MD
Loyola Medical Center, Forest Park, IL
USAF Medical Center, Wright Patterson, OH