For patients living with chronic or acute pain, their options for pain relief are often limited to a pain-relieving drug, some of which are highly addictive, epidurals, behavioral changes like losing weight, or surgery. For those looking for an effective alternative, the Neuro-Stim System (NSS) could prove to be a simple, reliable option. Neuro-Stim a device that provides electrical stimulation to the peripheral nerves that are outside of the central nervous system; and cranial nerves that are attached to or originate from the brain and out through the skull. These electric stimulations not only provide pain relief but also offer a more lasting solution.
How Does Neuro-Stim System Work?
The Neuro-Stim System (NSS) is positioned behind and on the ear, where packages of nerves are easily accessible with a minimally invasive operation. This allows for simple yet effective stimulation straight to the nervous system.
Over the course of five days, low-frequency electrical impulses are transmitted to the connected nerves. The autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for balancing and perceiving pain, receives these low-frequency electrical stimulants and adjusts the malfunctions in the body’s central nervous system that are sending the pain signals. This same type of reaction occurs chemically when taking medication, but it’s a thin veil to mask the pain.
The difference that’s significant with NSS is its connection with the sympathetic nervous system. The low-frequency impulses reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, reducing inflammation and improving blood flow and oxygenation to the tissue. The results are reduced pain for the long-term with no narcotic side effects.
Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Use the NSS?
Most patients suffering from acute or chronic pain may benefit from NSS, though patients should consult with their healthcare provider. Patients with the following conditions, however, may not be ideal candidates for NSS:
- Implantable electrical devices including cardiac pacemakers and brain shunts
- History of seizures
- Bleeding disorders
- Chronic low blood pressure
- Medications design to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system
- Psoriasis Vulgaris
- Localized skin infections
What Does It Feel Like?
Over the course of treatment, you will feel a tapping or pulsing at the treatment site. This is generally quite mild and will diminish. Many patients feel a sense of euphoria and relaxation during the treatments. You’ll also feel your acute or chronic pain diminishes over time.
Depending on your pain level, whether you have chronic or acute pain and where your pain is stemming from, your health care provider will discuss your progress and the optimum number of treatments for complete pain relief.
Are you ready for a lasting, non-narcotic pain relief solution? Contact Balcones Pain Consultants today and speak to one of our physicians about the Neuro-Stim System. Balcones Pain Consultants is Austin’s choice for caring and experienced pain management. Our pain specialists include board-certified surgeons who see every patient on their first visit. Call (512) 834-4141 for an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Austin, Cedar Park, and Marble Falls.