Chronic pain affects thirty percent of people in America, according to
the New England Journal of Medicine. That’s one reason for the explosion
in opioid abuse and addiction. Now there’s a new neuro-stimulator
called the HF 10, and it’s dramatically reduced pain for many patients.
Alisha Constancio couldn’t play with Daisy three months ago. A car
accident left her with chronic pain and headaches.
“I couldn’t even dress myself or shower without having or experiencing
a flare up or severe pain,” said Constancio.
Constancio was on four drugs and tried other treatments, but her life was
still dominated by pain. Then, Vernon Williams, MD, Director, Center for
Sports Neurology and Pain Medication at Kerlan-Jobe Institute told her
about the HF 10 neurostimulator, an implanted device that sends high frequency
pulses to nerves through wires near the spine.
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