Spinal Cord Stimulation Found More Efficient At High Frequency

Posted: Jul 29 2015, 8:15am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Spinal Cord Stimulation Found More Efficient at High Frequency
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  • Researchers find that SCS is more Efficient at Upper Frequency Limits

Researchers have found SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulation) a more efficient procedure. This is especially so at the upper frequency limits.

Does your back ache? Do you have a bad case of lumbago? Then SCS at higher frequencies is the ideal treatment for your ailment. There were patients who complained of backache and painful legs.

They got relief from SCS at high frequencies. The more traditional approach of using low frequencies has proved to be a dud. This drastic new approach is the best thing for chronic pain.

In case of SCS, a small contraption is stuck in the skin. It delivers several thousand hertz units of frequency through the spinal column. In the past approximately 40 to 60 hertz helped relieve pain in the limbs and lumbar region. But now over 10,000 hertz enter the hypodermic device. And this new scheme works.

Furthermore, the high frequency treatment reduces any chances of paresthesia. This is an annoying phenomenon comprising vibrations. And they can limit the healing effects of the nostrum. This is the first time that a study has found the difference between the two treatments.

They may come under the same genre but they are worlds apart as far as efficacy. Higher frequencies are the name of the game. They are a proven cure for a bad back or stiff limbs that throb with pain.

Opiates have a role in the treatment of chronic pain in the back and legs. But the side effects of these powerful drugs have been rather nasty. Now patients are arriving in flocks to the clinics to undergo SCS. It is an exciting means of relieving the irritation.

The experiment had 171 patients among its test subjects. They received SCS treatment for back and leg pain. 90 of them got the high frequency cure while 81 experienced the low frequency treatment.

90 days later they were all assessed. Their recovery from the troublesome symptoms was the criterion. Most of those in the former group saw remarkable improvements in disease reduction.

Only half of those in the latter posse saw any positive benefits of the low frequency antidote. After a year had passed, the results were still the same. The high frequency group was better off and more satisfied than the low frequency one.

The findings of the study are published in the Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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