There are few options that medical science has for treating chronic pain. And lots of the therapies out there do not necessarily work for a large number of patients. Opioid painkillers are effective. On the other hand they come with all kinds of concerns. There is the worry of accidental overdose, or of addiction. For many over time, they build up a tolerance, which means they need more and more just to find relief. Non-opioid related treatments are sorely sought after, to give treatment-resistant sufferers the relief they need, without adding to the opioid addiction epidemic.
Surgically implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are another option. These intercept the pain sensation by disrupting the signals sent from the site of pain to the brain via the spine. But this has side effects, and the procedure to implant it is invasive. Giuseppe Marineo is aware of this problem and thinks he has found an answer. He is a bio-engineer and professor at Tor Vergata University in Rome. Marineo is also the inventor of the recently FDA approved Calmare Pain Therapy Treatment, also known as scrambler therapy.
This is a free standing device. It does not require any drugs, is not invasive, and has no side effects. The sensation of chronic pain develops over time. It is like learning a skill. The more a person works at it the better he or she gets. But unfortunately with pain, the longer the body feels it, the deeper it becomes and carries more impact. When an injury occurs, the brain ramps up its response. But once the area is healed, the brain switches off the pain sensation and other operations associated with healing. Sometimes however the pain switch gets stuck in the on mode.
Using small electrodes such as those associated with an EKG, the scrambler device overrides the pain message, telling the brain instead that in fact, there is no pain. Patients undergo 10-20 daily treatments which last 30-60 minutes each. Patients will all kinds of pain-related conditions have shown remarkable results. Their pain drops significantly over time. Talk to your doctor or a specialist if you suffer from chronic pain. And see if scrambler therapy may be right for you. (http://nationalpainreport.com/scrambler-therapy-%E2%88%92-a-new-way-to-treat-chronic-pain-without-drugs-or-invasive-devices-8827467.html).