Many of our patients who have not responded favorably to prior pain control treatments are now reporting significant relief from using a small portable transcranial stimulator. This unit has been FDA approved for post-operative pain, insomnia, and depression, and gently attaches to each ear lobe using small electrode clips. It generates a tiny but powerful 5 µamp signal using two AA batteries. Our distributor allows our patients to try the unit for a week to see if it helps for a rental fee of $50.
Another electronic device we use is called an interferential neurostimulator. Although it was originally invented in Germany, it was notoriously used by the Russian weight lifting athletes in the 1950s to build larger and more powerful muscles. This is now called “Russian Muscle Stimulation” and it is being used to build muscle mass not only for elite athletes but for patients with myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, or other muscular degenerating conditions as well. This unit is also highly effective for alleviating muscle pain and spasms.
Another advance in treating neck, back, joint, and muscle pain is the topical application of cannabidiol (CBD), a powerful and effective anti-inflammatory using therapeutic ultrasound to drive it deeply into joints and muscle tissues. Pain relief is immediate and CBD is now legal in all 50 states. This technique is called phonophoresis and we’re finding that iit’s particularly effective when combined with acupuncture and therapeutic massage.
If you are still experiencing chronic pain, we may be able to help. To find out, call us at 310-474-2777 to schedule an appointment.