While pain medications can temporarily relieve pain, they may also produce undesirable side effects or even result in dependence on the drugs. That is why our Birmingham injury clinic, AlaMed Injury Clinics, offers alternative therapies for opioid-free acute, sub-acute, and or chronic pain patients. One of the most effective non-surgical, drug-free treatments we offer is Electroanalgesia. This revolutionary pain management system delivers precise dosages of electrical energy that provides stimulation to peripheral nerves (the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to limbs and organs) to block your pain.
You may be familiar with TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation), an external device that reduces pain by applying a low voltage of electricity and low dosage through small electrodes placed over the skin. Similar in concept to a TENS unit in delivering stimulation, Electroanalgesic treatments use high electrical energy of 8,300 to 10,000 pulses per second (frequencies) and a high dosage of energy to block pain. Due to lowered skin resistance, this electrical energy is delivered deeper into the patient’s tissue to block pain signals.
Rather than stimulate the nerves like a TENS unit, higher frequency energy and higher dosage of energy can reduce the ability of the affected nerves to transmit pain signals and, at the same time, promote healing. It’s like a nerve block with electrical energy instead of an injection (such as an epidural). With the correct dosage and electrodes, Electroanalgesia can safely and effectively decrease pain intensity, providing patients with an improved quality of life.
Hospitals, Universities & Medical Centers using Electroanalgesia technology to treat pain patients include:
- Columbia University, New York, NY
- The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
- Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
- Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, Los Angeles, CA
Additionally, over 3,500 physicians nationally are now successfully using Electroanalgesia as an effective treatment for pain management.