What is Neuromed Matrix Electroanalgesia
While pain medications can temporarily relieve neuropathy pain, they may also produce undesirable side effects or no results.
That’s why we are offering alternative therapies for opioid-free / drug fee for acute, and or chronic neuropathy pain or circulatory disorders symptoms patients.
One of the most effective non-surgical, drug-free treatments we offer is Electroanalgesia (EA) by NeuroMed with the MATRIX System software version 1/1.0 is a FDA cleared medical device that has clinical indication of use to: 1) Stimulate peripheral nerves for the purpose of providing pain relief. 2) Increasing local blood circulation. 3) Management and symptomatic relief of chronic (Long-term) INTRACTABLE PAIN.
This treatment modality, often termed as “Physical Medicine Treatment” and “Electroanalgesia” (EA) therapy, utilizes the application of frequency .1 – .5 Hz (Physical Medicine Treatment) and 5,000 Hz, 8,300 Hz (Electroanalgesia) achieve a variety of therapeutic actions including reduction of edema, and inflammation, analgesia, and facilitation of metabolism in the neuropathic extremity.
Electroanalgesia (EA) is accomplished by placing special designed conductive sock or hand garment electrodes over the treatment area. The strength of EA treatment is to reduce 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.
This medical device uses specific patented pre-programmed software algorithms to bioelectrically 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 1) carrier frequency, 2) and physician is changing the intensity (dosage) of the current to precisely match parameters delivered at the appropriate time.
Electroanalgesia are 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, other treatment options should be added or considered.
About this advanced pain management treatment
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 intheir Early Return to Work Program by using effectiveelectroanalgesic treatments. An electroanalgesic treatments is accomplished by placing aspecific target electrode over the treatmentarea 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 (8,300-10,000 pps).
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.
There are minimal side effects associated with electroanalgesic treatment. Depending upon the individual and their medical condition, possible side effects may be; 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 physicianimmediately.
Some pain management treatment regimens are similar to drug treatment regimens. It normally takes about 15-20 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.
Discuss this with your physician. Your physician may want to change the treatment protocol indicated. In many pain syndromes, electro- analgesic 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 aburning or stinging sensation from the treatment under theelectrodes. If a burning or stinging sensation is felt notify theclinician immediately
No, they are not invasive. The treatments are performed by placing the surface electrodes over specific areas of the body.
No. With some skin types, especially a fair complexion, a suction-induced redness might be produced, but this is temporary and will disappear shortly. The redness indicates an increase of blood flow to the area. Not only does the vacuum feel good, it produces a rapid increase of blood circulation under the electrodes and helps the electrical current enter the body
Pain management medical Devices are sold to physicians only. Ask your physician for additional information or visit our web-site: www.NeuroMedinc.com for more information on this advance treatment.
Contraindications:Thrombophlebitis, manifest thrombosis, cardiac demand pacemaker, acute danger of hemorrhage, disturbances In cardiac rhythm, in cases of tentany-exercise caution in dosing, acute local inflammatory processes caused by bacterial or viral Infections. Do not stimulate over carotid sinus. Use adequate precautions in persons with suspected heart problems. epilepsy. or in higher-intensity transthoracic applications. Use precaution following recent surgical procedures when muscle contractions may disrupt the healing process and/or over the menstruating uterus.
Caution:Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed physician or other practitioner licensed by law. See instruction manual for full warnings, precautions, and contraindications. High dosage may cause dermal burns. Effectiveness is highly dependent upon patient selection by a person qualified in the management of pain patients. Please review the Instruction manual carefully prior to use.
A Brief History on this advanced electroanalgesic pain management treatment?
A wide variety of medical conditions have been successfullytreated with electrical stimulation for nearly 2,000 years. Medicaldoctors in ancient Greece learned that the electrical impulsesemitted from electric eels in clinical foot baths relieved pain andproduced a favorable influence on blood circulation. DoctorsLargus and Dioscorides (circa 46 SD) documented substantialtherapeutic results with electrical currents in circulatory disordersand in the management of pain from neuralgia, headaches, andarthritis.
In the 1700’s, European physicians used controlled electricalcurrents from electrostatic generators almost exclusively fornumerous medical problems involving pain and circulatorydysfunction. During that period, Benjamin Franklin alsodocumented pain relief by using electrical currents for “frozenshoulder.”
By the late 1800’s, more than 50% of all American physiciansused some form of electromedicine in their practices daily for manydifferent medical problems, including the management of pain andwound healing.
In 1910, an incorrect, misleading, and unfair report waspublished by powerful, biased special-interest groups discreditingthe value of electrical treatments and nutritional therapy in thehuman body. Within months, the fear of personal condemnationfrom certain medical organizations (funded by the specialinterestgroups) forced American physicians to nearly abandon electromedical treatment and nutritional therapy from their privatepractices.
The modern age of clinical electromedicine actually began inGermany around 1950, when electrical signals or impulses wereable to be generated that mimicked the electrical
Using this different type ofelectrical current, medical electrical treatments could be appliedvery comfortably to human skin, while therapy could be deliveredto much deeper tissue i.e. shoulder, hip, and low back.
Electromedical treatment gained wider acceptance in the 1960’swhen medical researchers Melzak and Wall published the “GateControl Theory of Pain.” These researchers found that certain cellsin the spinal cord act as a gate through which pain travels to thebrain. Overloading these neural transmitter cells will block thenaturally occurring electro chemical pain impulses, thus relievingpain.
The Gate Control Theory “legitimized” electromedical treatmentand once againpopularized transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (T.E.N.S.)in the United States. Typically, T.E.N.S. units are portablebattery-operated devices worn continuously to apply electricalcurrent and relieve pain by nerve counter-irritation and by releasingmorphine like chemical substances in the body.
Historically, most electro medical treatments or electric stimulation therapies were developed in Europe, accepted by the medical establishment in Europe, and transferred – with varying degreesof speed and acceptance –to the United States.
Today, more American physicians are employing a new form ofelectro medicine, known as Electroanalgesia (EA).
In the last twenty years,electro- analgesic treatments have gained wide acceptance in medical teaching facilities and universities such as; theKing- Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. In addition, the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. isnow successfully using electroanalgesic treatment as an effectivetreatment for pain management.
Is this treatment like a T.E.N.S. unit physicians are sending home with patients?
To most people, T.E.N.S. is synonymous with electrical stimulation.However, there are other forms of electromedicine that providemuch better and longer lasting results for patients.
As a matter of difference, where T.E.N.S. impulses are 0-250pulses per second, electroanalgesic medical devices operate atmuch higher frequencies (between 8,300-10,000pulses per second).
These higher frequencies of pure alternating electrical currentmove through the skin quickly and efficiently with virtually nodiscomfort to the patient. In fact, according to numerous patients who have received electroanalgesic treatments,they have stated that they will request this treatment againand again for the potent analgesic and soothing overall relaxingeffects.
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 and 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.