Chronic pain effects an estimated 116 million American adults – more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the national up to $635 billion each year in medical treatments and lost productivity.
Pharmaceutical companies have taken advantage of the situation to fuel a boom in opioid sales. According to Andrew Kolodny MD, a New York psychiatrist, over the past decade as many as 100,000 Americans have died of opioid overdoses and millions have become addicted to the drugs.
Opiate drugs make up the largest monetary portion of the pain management market, though there is a tendency to supplement the narcotic prescription with NSAIDs to potentate the analagesic effect of narcotics such as Ibuprofen/Oxycodone. Drugs.com reports that this combination may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems (eg heart attack, stroke).
Ibuprofen/Oxycodone may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal stomach ulcers and bleeding, with elderly patients possibly at greater risk, and may occur without warning.
According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Med page, Feb issue, prescriptions for narcotic painkillers soared to such a degree over the last decade that by 2010 enough were being dispensed to medicate every adult in the US around the clock for a month.
The approach to pain has been a resounding failure, as much as the fight against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other debilitating diseases. It has not been until lately that the medical industry have started to understand the enemy. Pain itself is only a symptom of something much more sinister – inflammation.
The most revealing science-based research project in the medical field is inflammation. It seems to be the precursor to most known medical conditions that affect all biological models, animals and men. In fact, inflammation is the culprit behind almost every chronic illness. Even type 1 diabetes, based on a research done in Toronto, Ontario hospital has confirmed that inflammation is a big contributing factor to this disease.
Electronic Pain Relief
Electricity has been used continuously as a powerful tool in medicine for thousands of years. All medical professionals are, to some degree, aware of electrotherapy – the direct use of electricity for treatment known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
The latest technology to be introduced to the world comes as a digitally produced computer-controlled, sinusoidal-damped electronic signal using micro current through a reflex biofeedback loop. The posted results are a long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect considered to be more powerful than narcotics, yet without the expensive, dangerous side effects.
Electronic signaling devices target the point of pain and the biofeedback loop corrects the brain’s erroneous need to produce pain. This information alone could remove the need for NSAID/Narcotic combinations.
Electronic signaling, better known as Biofeedback Electro Stimulation Technology, is multifaceted and accomplishes many complex jobs. Because inflammation involves more than pain, eg. heat, swelling, redness and a reduction in range of motion, a proper approach would be a technology that addresses all five of inflammation’s well know pillars.
Research on electro stimulation therapy provides routine, neurological, physiological and psychological benefits. Research in this field has repeatedly proven to offer better physiological repair in far less time, and no adverse reactions.
Over the years, using hijama and herbs, we have been able to help people with conditions such as Migraines, headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulders, elbow pain, lower back pain, leg pain (sciatica), knee pain, chest pain, abdominal pain (irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux), joint pain, nerve pain, eye strain, ankle pain, pelvic pain (menstrual cramps), muscle pain and more.
Now we have added the new modern technology of electro-stimulation to help our patients who are suffering from all kinds of pain.