Anodyne therapy: FDA approved to treat pain

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Pins and needles in your arms, legs, hands or feet? Perhaps there is the nagging pain associated with tendonitis that is plaguing you from being as active as you want to be. Whether it be neuropathy, tendonitis, poor circulation or inflamed tissue that is causing you pain and discomfort the answer to your problems may be the anodyne therapy system.

Idaho Pain Clinic in Sandpoint has been using the FDA approved anodyne therapy system for over six months now and has seen excellent results from their patients. Patients that once had pain from tendinitis, scar tissue adhesions, chronic pain after failed spine surgery or pain and numbness from neuropathy due to diabetes, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, or neuropathy from toxin exposures or from spinal origin have reported significant relief. The anodyne system has relieved and also stopped pain related to restless leg syndrome, capsulitis both pre- and post-operatively as well helped mitigate pain immediately after orthopedic surgery. The device has helped patients overcome their chronic tendinitis pain, TMJ and facial pain as well as relieved pain due to muscular spasms. The device is safe to use over metal implants/pins and is safe to use with patients with pacemaker devices. The only true contraindications to the application of anodyne is directly over an area of malignancy or over a pregnant womb.

The anodyne system works by emitting MIRE- monochromatic infrared energy which causes the human body to locally release nitric oxide from hemoglobin. The release of nitric oxide increases blood flow by dilating arteries/capillaries, it dilates veins and lymphatics, and it mediates angiogenesis and growth factors. From a pain perspective, the release of Nitric Oxide is a direct mediator of the pain relieving effect of morphine and indirectly it delivers nutrients to nerves, reduces inflammation and swelling that impinges on nerves and it reduces hypoxia (lack of oxygen) to the area treated.

The Anodyne Therapy system is currently offered as a part of Idaho Pain Clinic’s Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. The system has been used for over six months by the therapists at the clinic and has been one of the most popular modalities offered. Treatments on the Anodyne system last anywhere from 25-30 minutes and are often done while the patient is completing exercises directed by the therapists. Some patients who use the Anodyne to treat their spine, shoulder, hip, and even knee pain are able to simultaneously get their anodyne treatment and use the AlterG antigravity treadmill system at the clinic. This allows patients to be walking at reduced body weight and get the health benefits of walking combined with the infrared light therapy.

If you or someone you know suffers from pain or the effects of neuropathy then Idaho Pain Clinic encourages you to visit their website to learn more about Anodyne and what their clinic offers.

For more information, go online to idahopainclinic.com or call at 208-267-9757.

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