Electrical stimulation is just one of the treatment modalities we use for various chronic pain conditions at New Jersey Headache Relief Center. Alpha wave technology is a non-invasive form of microcurrent electrical stimulation that has been shown to be helpful in treating chronic headaches, severe migraine pain, TMJ pain and face pain, as well as chronic head and neck tension and tinnitus. Electrical stimulation is used in tandem with other treatment modalities to achieve lasting relief from chronic pain.
Is Alpha Stim Technology Like Using a TENS Unit?
No. In fact, there are some key differences between TENS and Alpha Stim Technology, also referred to as Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES).
Important to note is that a wide variety of devices devices have been used to apply electrical stimulation to the body — not just TENS — for chronic pain mitigation. A very common device known as a TENS unit (aka, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) has been popular in recent years and you may even be familiar with this device already.
However, TENS units and most other electrical stimulation devices do NOT offer the same kind of electrical stimulation benefits that Alpha Stim does. TENS units are designed to pulsate the musculature, and Alpha Stim devices are not designed to do the same thing. The microcurrent applications of Alpha Stim devices are unique in that they involve neuromotor re-education of functional pathways help to manage the abnormal neurochemistry found in patients who suffer with chronic pain conditions. Alpha Stim devices can alter the patient’s sensorimotor, proprioceptive, and somatosensory reflexes and promote neural re-education of the feedback pathways involved in pain.
If You Suffer with Chronic Pain then Alpha Stim May Be Appropriate
Alpha Stim offers a unique set of benefits to patients who suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, muscular tension, and other conditions.
Problems in the trigeminal system have been implicated in a wide array of chronic pain conditions and therefore patients with orofacial pain, headaches, migraines, or any of a variety of different conditions where there are measurable dysfunctions within the Trigeminal System may improve dramatically through the use of Alpha Stim.
Harnessing the powerful benefits of Alpha-Stim microcurrent application may help chronic pain patients live more productive, pain-free lives. Call NJHRC today and see if cranial electrical stimulation could work for you!