Chronic pain affects more than 20% of adults in the United States. Because chronic pain can certainly lower your quality of life and affect your daily life, the compassionate podiatry team at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists provides innovative neurostimulator treatments in Grapevine and Keller, Texas. If you’re ready to find an effective pain-relieving solution and decrease your need for pain medications, book an evaluation online today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.
Chronic pain stems from a number of issues, but when it comes to your feet, the agonizing discomfort you feel with each step can make performing the simplest tasks challenging. If you have chronic pain, it could be associated with:
No matter what causes your chronic pain or how minor or severe it seems, one thing’s for sure: you don’t have to live with it another day. You have options for pain relief at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists.
Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists uses cutting-edge technology to treat chronic pain so you can reduce the need for medications and topical numbing creams. The practice offers auricular neurostimulation treatments with a percutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, which involves wearing a small ear device for seven days.
This device is linked to four electrodes that are attached to your ear with adhesives. It works by sending out gentle waves of alternating electrical frequencies to stimulate branches of cranial nerves, including your vagus nerve.
While the electrodes do gently pierce your skin, they don’t cause discomfort. The neurostimulator treatment takes just 15 minutes and your podiatrist counsels you on what to expect during your treatment.
At the end of the seven-day period, you return to Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists for a follow-up visit. Your doctor re-evaluates your symptoms to determine how effective the neurostimulation treatment worked for your chronic pain. If you still experience ongoing pain, you may need a second treatment.
Clinical trials show that neurostimulator devices are highly effective for reducing pain. If other treatments haven’t worked, neurostimulation might be your next best option.
Because your percutaneous neurostimulator treatment delivers immediate electrical frequencies, you should start experiencing relief from pain right away. The team at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists usually finds that pain continues to improve with each passing day.
With the help of Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists, you don’t have to live with chronic pain another day. Find out more by booking an exam online or over the phone today.