Chronic Pain in Hanford, Visalia, and the U.S. is a Big Problem
The cost of pain in the U.S. is $600+ billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity.
- More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
- Aging population results in higher incidence of diseases with chronic pain association.
- Rising obesity results in more chronic pain conditions.
- Better life saving techniques result in people surviving but with painful chronic conditions.
- More outpatient surgeries/early discharges lead to undermanaged pain that turns chronic.
Opioid Epidemic: Pills Aren’t Cutting It
For decades, opioids have been the go-to treatment for pain. Retail pharmacies dispensed more than 214 million opioid prescriptions in 2016. That’s more than 66 prescriptions for every 100 people and more prescriptions than any other country in the world.
- In 2015, the economic cost of opioids was $504 billion or 2.8% of GDP.
- In 2015, a reported 2 million Americans ages 12 and older were addicted to prescription pain relievers.
- In 2015 and 2016, nearly 117,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. That’s more than the number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars combined.
- U.S. Opioid epidemic will claim 1MM lives by 2020. Every day, more than 175 Americans die from drug overdoses – the equivalent of a Boeing 737 crashing and killing every passenger on board, every day!
Our Solution – TrueReliefTM
TrueReliefTM is a drug-free medical device that doesn’t break the skin (no needles or knives), and is cleared by the FDA for the relief of chronic intractable pain and the treatment of postsurgicaland post-traumatic acute pain.
TrueReliefTM is a doctor prescribed treatment that can be used as frequently as needed
with no known side effects.
How It Works
It re-boots the nerves in the involved area to bring back a normal impulse.
When impulses can be reset, the painful condition can be reduced or eliminated entirely by encouraging the release of the body’s natural opiates and improving vascular responses.
What Makes TrueReliefTM Different from Other Treatments?
TrueReliefTM is very different compared to other electrical therapies both because of the proprietary electrical recipe, as well as the probe delivery system:
- Combination of high frequency (20,000 Hz vs 50-400 Hz).
- Pulsed direct current (vs alternating current).
- Dynamically operated probes (vs static electrodes) administered by trained technicians.
The Treatment Process
TrueReliefTM treatments are guided by our treatment protocol manual: Relieving and Eliminating Pain Through TrueReliefTM: Treatment Protocols for Commonly Seen Conditions.
Written by Drs. David Chapman and Kelly Black, this textbook and treatment protocol manual is a thorough discussion of over 40 of the most common conditions for which TrueReliefTM is used.
Treatments follow one of two distinct approaches in determining where to place the TrueReliefTM probes on the patient’s body to provide treatment.
- Some conditions and injuries are acute and the etiology of the pain is clearly understood to be localized based on the condition or injury that is manifest. In such cases, treatment would begin as proximal as possible to the location of the acute injury.
- Some acute pain and the vast majority of chronic pain can be traced to Trigger Points (see Travell & Simons’ Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual). Treating this type of pain, treatments not only must include areas quite remote to the area identified as being painful, but often treatments should begin at these remote Trigger Points.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
TrueReliefTM treatments are generally given in bursts that range from 30 seconds to four minutes in a given spot.
- Total treatment time typically ranges from 15-20 minutes for most acute injuries or conditions, to as much as 30-40 minutes for some complex chronic conditions.
- The number of treatments required varies by condition. TrueReliefTM treatments have a cumulative effect so treatments should generally not be spaced more than every third day andusually every other day is optimal. In some acute cases and some post-surgical cases, initial treatments may be called for every day.