Chronic pain affects millions of people in the United States with more than 1 in 5 adults who suffer from the debilitating condition. In 2021 a CDC survey reported, an estimated 51.6 million adults (20.9%) suffer with chronic pain lasting 3 months or longer and 17.1 million (6.9%) suffer with high-impact chronic pain/intractable pain, a severe form of chronic pain that is difficult to treat and relieve.¹ This pain is severe enough to restrict daily activities, working, caring for family, and living a good life. Pain, whether due to injured tissue, inflammation, or functional impairment, the nervous system activates the signal and pain is felt. All pain is physical and affects the mind, body, and soul.
The Pain Pathway
- You break a bone. The specialize pain receptors called nociceptors are activated by the damaged tissue and transmits a pain message.
- The pain message travels up the peripheral nerves to the spinal cord.
- Within the spinal cord, there are chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. They are released and communicate to other nerves to pass along the pain message to the brain.
- In the brain, the thalamus receives the message and relays it on to the somatosensory cortex (feeling the sensation), then to the frontal cortex (thinking that hurt bad), and to the limbic system (causing you to cry in pain).
Types of Pain
This is a sudden pain that you may feel when you stub your toe or break a bone. The pain comes on quickly but normally fades away in a short period of time. The pain goes away after the body heals from whatever caused the pain; however, acute pain can develop into chronic pain.
This is pain that lasts most days or every day for over three months and can come and go over time. Injuries and diseases can cause chronic pain to continue even after they have healed, leaving you more sensitive to pain. Chronic pain can go on due to ongoing medical conditions, i.e., arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and many other causes.
Intractable Pain (IP)
This is a severe form of chronic pain that isn’t easily treated or relieved. The brain processes intractable pain differently than other kinds of pain signals and it doesn’t necessarily have an obvious cause which can make it harder to diagnose making it resistant to treatments. Intractable pain is constant, excruciating, and debilitating leading to a lifetime of patients seeking pain relief. Intractable pain can lead to other conditions by interfering with sleep, increasing blood pressure, producing inflammation, and reducing cognizant thinking skills.
Treating the Pain Using Bioelectricity and Electrotherapy
Pain associated with chronic, or intractable (IP) conditions can be difficult to treat. Effective pain management treatments using the RST-SANEXAS neoGEN® Electric cell-Signaling Technology (EcST) can help relieve the pain in a safe, effective, nonopioid, and non-invasive way. The neoGEN® uses an ultra-high frequency generator (UHdfg) that delivers targeted and combined AM and FM electronic energy waves that penetrate much deeper into the surrounding tissue and down to the nerves. These therapeutic energy waves produce complex Electric cell-Signaling (EcS) processes along with associated harmonic resonance frequencies that will initiate, facilitate, exhaust, and interrupt the neuron’s axonal action potential. Damaged nerves take on a different frequency than the surrounding nerves. The neoGEN® provides intractable pain adjunctive treatment by using energy waves to soothe the damaged nerves and start the repair process. The device’s 20 different programs provide different electric signal variations creating different physiological and therapeutic effects to enhance pain management, increase circulation, and improve rehabilitation. It is far more natural to the human body and produces significant increased benefits to a patient’s pain relief and recovery outcomes. RST-SANEXAS neoGEN® helps relieve pain associated with all types acute, chronic, or intractable pain.
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Reference: 1. Judy George, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today April 13, 2023. Chronic Pain Affects 21% of Americans, CDC Reports. https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/painmanement/104010