Time to Use Tech Devices to Treat Chronic Pain
Opioid addiction is a serious issue in the US. On average of 33,000 people die from opioid overdose and the number has been growing every year. Opioid medications are easy to get prescribed from Doctors and Doctors are willing to prescribe to their patients. What if there are technology devices out there that could ease the chronic pain problems? Would you let your Doctor insert a wire into your body?
There is something called the SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System. It reduces pain without drugs and it only takes few minutes for the Doctor to insert the wire into your body. It has less side effect than drugs and it is not addictive. This device is on the market and it is FDA approved.
We hope that there will be more technology to help us fight addiction in the future. We understand medications are necessary, but addiction is a major as of now.