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Alpha Stim M and Pain

Many adults experience acute and/or chronic pain as a result of age, injury or an underlying condition. Alpha-Stim® M is an FDA-cleared advanced pain management device that can help provide immediate and long-term pain relief. Whether you need shoulder, neck or back pain relief – or pain management anywhere else in your body – used regularly, Alpha-Stim M can offer instant and ongoing pain relief. It’s a fast, safe and effective option for treating acute and chronic pain without the adverse side effects of opioids, making it effective for a wide variety of people including veterans, fitness enthusiasts, and aging adults. In a study of patients with severe pain, Alpha-Stim M significantly reduced pain by an average of 71% after only five treatments. In a post-traumatic pain study, 56% of patients at 3 months and 85% at 6 months were somewhat or very satisfied with the device for reducing pain levels. And when compared to pain relief responses from patients using Vicodin and OxyContin, patients self-reported greater reductions in pain with Alpha-Stim.

Improve Overall Function

  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Better than opiates for chronic pain
  • Safe with no adverse effects
  • Enhances response to other therapies like tDCS, NFB, and HBOT

REFERENCE

  1. Holubec, Jerry T. Cumulative response from cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) for chronic pain. Practical Pain Management. 2009; 9(9):80-83..
  2. Tan, Gabriel, Rintala, Diana, Jensen, Mark P., Richards, J. Scott, Holmes, Sally Ann, Parachuri, Rama, Lashgari-Saegh, Shamsi and Price, Larry R. Efficacy of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury: a multi-site randomized controlled trial with a secondary 6-month open-label phase. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2011; 34(3):285-296.
  3. Taylor AG, Anderson JG, Riedel SL, et al. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation improves symptoms and functional status in individuals with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing. 2013 Dec; 14(4):327-335.
  4. Kirsch, D.L., Price, L.R., Nichols, F., Marksberry, J.A., & Platoni, K.T. Military Service Member and Veteran Self-Reports of Efficacy of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Depression. (2014). The Army Medical Department Journal, 46-54.

Study: Cranial electrical stimulation improves symptoms and functional status in individuals with fibromyalgia

Design: To investigate the effects of microcurrent cranial electrical stimulation (CES) therapy on reducing pain and its associated symptoms in fibromyalgia (FM), we conducted a randomized, controlled, three-group (active CES device, sham device, and usual care alone [UC]), double-blind study to determine the potential benefit of CES therapy for symptom management in FM.

Results: Those individuals using the active CES device had a greater decrease in average pain (p = .023), fatigue (p = .071), and sleep disturbance (p = .001) than individuals using the sham device or those receiving usual care alone over time. Additionally, individuals using the active CES device had improved functional status versus the sham device and UC groups over time (p = .028).

Conclusion: Active CES therapy in Fibromyalgia decreases pain while also improving sleep and mood

REFERENCES

  1. Taylor AG, Anderson JG, Riedel SL, et al. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation improves symptoms and functional status in individuals with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing. 2013 Dec; 14(4):327-335.