Perhaps you, or someone you know, is suffering from chronic pain that has been persistent despite aggressive therapy. Our understanding of the mechanisms that cause and treat chronic pain have greatly advanced in the last 30 years. Conditions such a Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Causalgia, and Post Traumatic Pain Syndrome all have something in common: changes to pain processing of the central nervous system.
The Primary Relief Vagal Nerve stimulator is a cutting-edge therapy which has proved effective in treating chronic pain syndromes. It functions by applying electrical current through three tiny needles to the vagus nerve which is accessed through the ear. Once applied the device runs for 10 days before exhausting its battery supply. During this time, the vagus nerve is stimulated constantly which results in consistent activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, a reduction in inflammatory cytokines, calming to brain stem structures associated with pain, and an increased sensitivity to endogenous opioids. The combination of these effects has aided us in reducing pain in patients previously resistant to traditional therapies, including narcotics.