Stimpod NMS 460

The Stimpod NMS460 uses a patented Pulsed Radio Frequency waveform to treat peripheral neuropathy and chronic intractable pain.
EFFECTIVE

The therapeutic effect of the Stimpod NMS460 waveform is based on the cellular metabolic activity observed when a neuropathic nerve is subjected to electromagnetic effects caused by pulsed radiofrequency (PRF). The targeted nature of the NMS460 combined with PRF is designed to provide fast onset of relief for the patient with no known side effects.

SIMPLE 
Unique, targeted approach with confirmation of treatment delivery. Plug-and-play simplicity for the easiest of practice implementation. Portable or mountable for easy transport from patient room to patient room.
VERSATIL
Stimpod therapy can be utilized for neuropathic pain throughout the body. The Stimpod features unique patient delivery methods that can assist with diagnosis and provides measurable feedback for the clinician.
TYPICAL INDICATIONS INCLUDE 
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Migraines
  • Bells Palsy
  • Hand Crush Injury
  • Swollen bursa / rotator cuff injury
  • Meralgia Parasthetica
  • Arthritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Sciatic Pain 
  • + MORE

How does the Stimpod Work?

How does the Stimpod NMS460 work? Non-Invasive Pulsed Radio Frequency (PRF) The therapeutic effect of the NMS460 waveform is based on the cellular metabolic activity observed when a neuropathic nerve is subjected to electromagnetic effects caused by pulsed radiofrequency (PRF). This cellular metabolic activity seems to change the characteristics of the nerve, which in many cases causes the nerve to recover back to its normal function.

Typically there are four phases associated with a pulsed radiofrequency procedure:

  • A stunning phase, which provides immediate relief.
  • Occasionally there may be a phase of post-procedure discomfort.
  • A phase of beneficial clinical effect.
  • A possible phase of recurrence of pain or paralysis

Nerve location using nerve Stimulation

As with invasive PRF procedures, one big challenge is to locate nerves using PRF. The NMS460 delivers this PRF waveform by means of a non-invasive probe, which is applied transcutaneously to the affected nerve. Many peripheral nerves are combined motor/ sensory nerve bundles and have some locations where they are superficial, which makes them easy to locate using simple nerve stimulation techniques. The power of targeted acoustic waves helps to eliminate the factors that cause uneven surfaces of the skin, leading to a considerable improvement in the skin appearance, including scars and stretch marks. The waves enhance micro-circulation and oxygen supply to the affected areas, this results in an increased blood supply and removal of excess fluid. Acoustic wave therapy also an excellent combination therapy, used to prep the skin before other aesthetic treatments such as HIFU, Fat Freezing and Laser Facials, dramatically improving results from the other treatments your clinic offers.  

ASSISTING WITH DIAGNOSIS

The shape of the applied waveform is such that it creates discomfort in a healthy sensory nerve, however, the sensation to a neuropathic nerve is usually very comfortable. This feature further allows the physician/ therapist to make an accurate diagnosis of the affected nerve.

MEASURABLE PROGRESS

The recovery of sensory nerves can be measured by the comfort level experienced at different levels of intensity of the stimulus. It may be comfortable to treat a neuropathic nerve at a current of around 30 mA at the first treatment, however, as the nerve recovers the current intensity would have to be reduced in subsequent treatments in order to maintain a comfort level for the patient. This provides the physician/ therapist with a quantifiable means to measure progress. The same goes for motor nerves, but rather than the sensation, a progress judgment can be made on the intensity level of the fasciculation

Quick Treatment Guide

Treatment with the NMS460 starts by locating the affected nerve. Through clinical evaluation, you can identify the nerve that is responsible for the symptoms, like chronic pain, nerve palsy etc. Once the nerve is located, use your anatomical knowledge to localize the most superficial aspects of the nerve.

Depending on the condition, you will either (A) treat a motor nerve or a sensory nerve within a combined sensory or motor nerve bundle, or (B) treat a pure sensory nerve.

LEARN MORE BELOW! 

Here you will find resources on neural surface anatomy for locating the best stimulation sites.

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