Neuros Medical of Cleveland, Ohio has developed patented Electrical Nerve Block technology for modulating peripheral nerves. The technology, which consists of a pacemaker-like device and leads stretching to the target nerve, was tested in a study involving five people with chronic amputation pain. Four of the participants reported significant, and some even complete, reduction of their pain.
From the announcement:
Study participant Darren W. said, “My pain was gone, something I have not experienced since my amputation. I was able to sleep completely through the night, my first pain-free sleep in several years.” Participant Claude G., also experienced considerable pain relief, and said “the reduction of my pain was amazing, provided a feeling of freedom, and allowed me to work in my woodworking shop for hours.”
The study was led by Dr. Amol Soin of the Kettering Health Network Innovation Center and the Ohio Pain Clinic. “Providing such significant pain relief for the patients is outstanding,” said Dr. Soin. “A complete reduction is often unheard of, however the high frequency electrical nerve block technology showed the ability to do so, safely and consistently, and the strong potential it holds for patients suffering from chronic pain is very encouraging,” he added.