You are not alone; chronic pain resulting from injuries, work related tasks or even commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals affects millions of people. Peripheral neuropathy caused by traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins can lead to chronic discomfort. Additionally, severe orthopedic aches and pains to the shoulder, knee, hip, and back pain are practically epidemic in numbers. Instead of using drugs or performing surgery to treat any of these conditions, Dr. Rozenberg can use our state-of-the-art Matrix Electroanalgesia system from NeuroMed to help you find lasting relief. By delivering precisely controlled electrical energy to your nerves, we can block pain signals from being sent to your brain while also encouraging your body’s natural healing processes. Are you looking for a solution for your neuropathic pain? Are you hoping to avoid surgery on your back, knee, hip, or any other orthopedic region of the body? Call the Spine and Disc Center today to set up an appointment and see if the Matrix Electroanalgesia system is the answer you’ve been looking for.
Why Choose the Spine and Disc Center for Matrix Electroanalgesia?
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What is Electroanalgesia?
Electroanalgesia involves the electrical stimulation of your peripheral nerves at varying frequencies and intensities. This depolarizes the cells in the nerves that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain, which significantly reduces or even eliminates your discomfort. Electrical stimulation also increases blood flow to the nerves and the nearby tissues, thus promoting healing in the area.
By dramatically reducing pain, patients who undergo electroanalgesia treatment see a dramatic improvement in the quality of their lives. The procedure is highly recommended for those who want to stop being dependent on various medications to manage their discomfort related to peripheral neuropathy or pain associated with the spine, arms, legs, knees – any orthopedic region of the body.
How is Matrix Electroanalgesia Different?
You may have heard of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), which works similarly to Matrix Electroanalgesia; however, there are some key differences between the two treatments. The average TENS unit delivers about 1 to 250 pulses of electrical energy per second. The NeuroMed Matrix Electroanalgesia system, on the other hand, uses currents with much higher frequencies – about 8,300 to 10,000 pulses per second. It also uses large electrical pads that significantly lower skin resistance. The result is that Matrix Electroanalgesia allows the electrical energy to travel much deeper into the patient’s tissues in order to block pain signals more effectively. We’ve chosen the Matrix Electroanalgesia system as part of our dedication to bringing our patients the best possible forms of chiropractic care that provide long-term solutions for various types of pain.
How Does the Treatment Work?
At the beginning of the treatment, electrodes shaped like suction cups will be carefully placed over four areas of your body. The exact placement of the electrodes depends on the pain symptoms that you’re experiencing. Treatment time is usually between 15 to 25 minutes, during which the nerves will be treated with the electrical pulses.
Once the treatment is complete, you should notice a significant reduction of pain right away, which may improve over the next several minutes. You may experience a tingling sensation as well as less muscle tension in the treated area. Side effects are very minimal; some patients may experience a fatigued sensation or a mild headache, but these feelings should fade over time and can be managed relatively easily.
While pain reduction is usually notable after a single treatment, Matrix Electroanalgesia typically needs to be performed multiple times for the best results. The exact number of treatments is different for each patient depending on the nature and severity of their pain. Normally, you can expect to receive between 5 to 15 treatments.