Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Device Results In Pain Relief Without Drugs

Chronic pain sufferers commonly take a variety of prescription medications to manage their pain symptoms.  In addition to potential drug addiction, many patients simply do not like taking the drugs because they feel tired or groggy as a side effect.  A new device has recently come out that may result in pain relief for these patients without taking prescriptions.

According to the American News Report, a new treatment has been developed called the "Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment".  The device involved in this treatment works to biophysically disrupt pain signals by using low doses of electricity to block pain at nerve endings. This, in turn, makes the body think that there essentially is no pain. This treatment is often used for cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy and now have neuropathy; however, the creators believe that this treatment can be used for other conditions involving chronic pain as well.  Unfortunately, this device is only available at 16 clinics in the United States.  Hopefully, it will become more widely available soon, so more patients can benefit from its use.

 Different diagnoses exist within the larger realm of chronic pain. Working with your physician and seeing what your exact diagnosis and treatment options are is the only way to find an effective, realistic pain management treatment.  If you would like more information about this page or central Pennsylvania attorney Doug Stoehr's areas of practice, contact our Altoona, Pennsylvania, law firm by calling 814-946-4100.

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