Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Guidelines For Neurostimulation to Treat Pain

Recognizing the need for consensus guidelines to use neuromodulation to treat chronic pain, the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC), which is an international organization consisting of over 60 pain specialists, created the first international, agreed-upon guidelines to use neurostimulation as a chronic pain treatment.

Neurostimulation is a chronic pain treatment that involves subjecting nerves to electrical stimulation in order to control pain impulses and re-wire nerve pain pathways.  This is proposed to be an effective alternative to pain medication, which can lead to addiction, psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety), weight gain, and other side effects.

The guidelines established by NACC not only address treatment guidelines and recommendations, but also patient screenings and provider training.  For a more  detailed overview of the establishment of these guidelines, please click here to read an article by News-Medical.net.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving Blair and the seven surrounding counties in central Pennsylvania.  He takes cases for clients who are experiencing chronic pain as the result of an injury due to the fault of another.   For more information on his Altoona, PA area firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.

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