The body will occasionally continue to notify the brain of pain even after an injury has healed. The illness is referred to as complicated regional pain syndrome, and it can be quite challenging to cure. However, pain alleviation is now within reach for many who experience this syndrome thanks to the innovative “scrambler therapy” method.
WHAT IS SCRAMBLER THERAPY?
Scrambler Therapy is a form of electro-analgesia, which reduces pain by using electricity. The pain signals the body sends to the brain are blocked by the electrical signals produced during the procedure. Scrambler Therapy is thought to provide “non-pain” impulses to the brain in addition to the pain signals the body sends. The pain signals sent by the body are overpowered by the signals sent by the therapy. Pain is lessened as a result of the brain’s ceasing to react to pain signals. There are benefits to electro-analgesia over medication therapy for pain, including a lower risk of addiction.
But there are things to think about with the therapy, such as the electrical current itself. It can cause problems for those with heart issues and interfere with pacemakers. Additionally, patients who have epilepsy or brain injury might not be eligible for the therapy.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
You might initially get a very slight pinch, bite, or prickly sensation; but, when the dose is steadily increased, you will experience a vibration, buzz, hum, or pulsing sensation.
There is no discomfort associated with this procedure. We are conveying a message that is not hurtful.
Your nurse will instantly stop the impulse and reposition the electrode if you ever complain of pain or discomfort. If you experience any uncomfortable feelings, you must immediately tell the nurse.
HOW LONG DOES THIS THERAPY GOES?
The first two weeks of initial scrambler therapy last for ten to twelve days per day, with two days off for the weekend. You might require fewer or more treatments depending on the outcome of therapy.
Once the electrodes are in place, each session on the machine lasts typically 30-45 minutes.
One use of electro-analgesia is in scrambler therapy. There are many instances of it being employed as a productive therapeutic procedure, and it has seen extensive use throughout the world. The therapy can also be used to treat other types of chronic pain, including sciatica and lumbar pain, lower back pain, pain from failed back surgery, and pain associated with phantom limb syndrome. No invasive procedures are necessary, and no facilities with high levels of specialization are needed.
Sometimes a single treatment is enough to reduce discomfort for a short period of time. Even in situations when other types of electro-analgesia have failed, Scrambler Therapy can be effective during the initial treatment for very high levels of pain. Despite not being permanent, pain relief can linger for several months before another treatment is required.
The quality of the training the technician who utilizes the device has received is one of the most important aspects that affect the treatment’s outcome. According to studies, the success of the therapy was significantly decreased when the technician’s training was subpar. Scrambler Therapy emphasizes technique.
Treatments can consist of sessions that last 45 minutes each and can be planned five days a week for a few weeks. Each session may cost between $200 and $500. However, it is typically discovered during the first few visits if the treatment won’t be beneficial. Thus, it is doubtful that patients will pay for a complete course of ineffective treatments.