While pain medications can temporarily relieve pain, they may also produce undesirable side effects or even result in dependence.
One of the most effective non-surgical, drug-free treatments we offer is Electroanalgesia (EA). This revolutionary pain management system delivers precise dosages of electrical stimulation to peripheral nerves (the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to limbs and organs).
If you have ever had physical therapy, you may be familiar with TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation), an external device that reduces pain by applying low voltage electricity through electrodes placed over the skin. Similar in concept to TENS, electroanalgesic treatments also use electrical frequencies to decrease pain, although at rates much higher than those delivered by TENS. For example, TENS units deliver 1 to 250 pulses per second, while Electroanaglesia (EA) delivers 8,300 to 10,000 pulses per second.
Due to lowered skin resistance, this electrical energy is delivered deeper into the patient’s tissue. Rather than stimulate the nerves, higher frequencies reduce the ability of the affected nerves to transmit pain signals and, at the same time, promote healing. It’s like a block with electricity instead of an injection (such as an epidural). With the correct dosage and electrodes, Electroanaglesia can safely and effectively decrease pain intensity, providing patients with an improved quality of life.
Our electroanalgesic delivery system is an FDA cleared medical device that has clinical indication of use to stimulate peripheral nerves for the purpose of providing pain relief; and provide symptomatic relief of chronic long-term intractable pain.
This treatment modality, often termed as “Electroanalgesia”, utilizes the application of low frequency (<2,000 Hz) and medium frequency (2,000 – 100,000 Hz) to achieve a variety of therapeutic actions including analgesia, reduction of edema and inflammation, and facilitation of metabolism in the neuropathic extremity.
This medical device uses specific pre-programmed algorithms to bio-electrically trigger different desired physiological mechanisms of actions from frequencies starting at .1 Hz – .5 Hz (for stimulation) then changing throughout the treatment to include a 5,000 Hz frequency. This technology also uses a high definition frequency generator (HDfg)™ that can produce much higher frequencies, (8,300 Hz) to inhibit the nerves. EA technology is continually using a specific carrier frequency, and physician is changing the intensity (dosage) of the current to precisely match parameters delivered at the appropriate time.
Electroanalgesia is very successful. Results show that 75-80% of patients get better with treatment and have lasting results; however, there is no guarantee of success. Note that 20-25% of patients will claim they received little or no long-term relief. For this reason, a variety of new treatment options are included in most patient treatment protocols.