Success with our technology in pain management
People suffering from Chronic Pain know how hard it is to find effective treatment and often risk becoming dependant on medications with little to no long-term benefit. Recent research and practice has shown that Chronic Pain can be sucessfully treated with neuromodulation, e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive procedure offered by neuroCare. tDCS is a form of Neurostimulation and has a possible therapeutic effect by reducing neuropathic pain. The stimulation protocols of Professor Molsberger, have been particularly successful in cases of degenerative lower back pain, allowing patients to reduce their dependency on medication. Results are usually noticed in a matter of hours and the efficacy of Neurostimulation is quite high. Biofeedback is another successful neuromodulation method which is used to increase the patient's self-awareness and the overall ability to deal with pain.
How we treat chronic pain?
Chronic pain may be successfully treated by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), Neurostimulation or with Biofeedback.
tDCS is a brain stimulation technique which is used to modulate activity of pain processing areas in the brain, and has been successfully applied in the treatment of neuropathic pain in the lower extremities.
Neurostimulation following the protocols of Professor Molsberger is a non-invasive treatment method which has high efficacy in the treatment of nerve pain. After a local anaesthetic small probes are applied to the affected area targeted by a specific electric field.Treatment sessions last 30 minutes.
Biofeedback is a process that enables a patient with chronic pain to learn how to change physiological activity of his or her muscles in order to change their perception, emotions and behaviour.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is often defined as a persistent affliction in the body which lasts more than two months. In most cases the pain stems from headaches, joint and back pain or pain from injury. It is estimated that up to 20% of the adult population experience clinically significant chronic pain. People experiencing chronic pain of moderate to severe intensity often receive ineffective pain management, such as pain killers, causing a serious negative impact on their social and working lives.
What causes chronic pain?
Pain is not processed in one part of the brain, it stems from a network of different structures. Intensity of pain is not necessarily linked to how severe an injury is, there are other factors at work. The amount of pain someone is in, or the amount of pain someone feels they are in, may have more to do with how they emotionally process the pain than the physiological condition itself. Sufferers of depression may be more susceptible to pain than someone who is generally happier, for example. For this reason there's not a one size fits all approach to treating pain. That is why at neuroCare our clinicians are expertly trained to identify which treatment method would be the most suitable for the patient.