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Neuro Modulation Pain Management

Cadaver lab studies have been flexible for many types of procedures including spinal surgery procedures such as Neuro modulation pain management.

Neuro modulation pain management refers to a set of medical treatments that involve the use of electrical or chemical stimulation to alter the way that the nervous system processes pain signals.

The idea is that by targeting specific areas of the nervous system with electrical or chemical signals, doctors can block or reduce the transmission of pain signals to the brain, which can help to alleviate chronic pain.

The specific Neuro modulation pain management procedure used will depend on the type of pain and the individual patient’s needs, but here are some general steps that may be involved:

Evaluation: Before undergoing a Neuro modulation procedure, the patient will typically undergo a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and severity of their pain, as well as to ensure that they are a good candidate for the procedure.
Trial stimulation: In some cases, the patient may undergo a trial stimulation before the full procedure is done. This involves temporarily implanting a small electrical device, such as a spinal cord stimulator, and seeing if it effectively reduces the patient’s pain.
Implantation: If the trial stimulation is successful, the patient will then undergo the full Neuro modulation procedure, which typically involves implanting a small device under the skin that delivers electrical or chemical stimulation to the affected area. Depending on the specific technique used, the device may be implanted in the spinal cord, a nerve root, or another area of the body.
Adjustment: Once the device is implanted, the patient will work closely with their medical team to adjust the settings and ensure that the stimulation is effectively managing their […]

March 28th, 2023|Pain Management Therapy Training|Comments Off on Neuro Modulation Pain Management|
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    Pain Management Getting a Makeover in the Face of an Opioid Crisis

Pain Management Getting a Makeover in the Face of an Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has become a multifaceted problem that concerns physicians, patients, and the pharmaceutical industry. With litigation ongoing to determine whether or not corporations may be held responsible for the tragedies associated with opioid use, we are seeing one thing happen at breakneck speed: a marked decrease in the number of opioid prescriptions doctors are writing.

According to the healthcare consulting and outsourcing group IQVIA, opioid prescriptions dropped by 17% in 2018. Since 2010, when prescriptions were at their peak, they have fallen by 43%. We may look at this as a “good thing,” except that patients continue to deal with pain that, at one point, seemed to be manageable with the right medication. Here, we discuss a few of the bigger ideas that are currently being considered.
Safer Opioids
It may be difficult to believe that opioids can be made safe, but Collegium Pharmaceutical is trying. This company has made an extended-release oxycodone drug that delivers opioid medication consistently over time, even if the pill is crushed. The concept is that, with time-release, the drug becomes more difficult to abuse. At this time, analysts report that emergency room prescriptions for this drug have risen by 51% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter last year.
Shifting Gears Completely
With much of the world shying away from opioids at this time, many investors are turning toward non-opioid methods of pain management. This doesn’t mean drug-free, but it does mean an opportunity to test drugs that are much less likely to have addictive qualities. One such drug is a sodium channel blocker, which has completed three Phase II studies. Another methodology, the use of cell therapy to treat low back pain caused by disc degeneration, […]

November 15th, 2019|Pain Management Therapy Training|Comments Off on Pain Management Getting a Makeover in the Face of an Opioid Crisis|