Small Spot Body Pain Treatment – Pen like Electrical Skin Stimulation

In the scalp, when there are small spots of severe pain, they call it nummular headache areas – they are remarkably resistant to treatments (botox helps though). Similar painful areas the size of the palm were treated with a 2 hertz,0.5- 1.0 millisecond pulse width, with enough amplitude to elicit funny feeling paresthesia stimulator.  Pain went from 6.7/10  to a 3.5/10After a 5 minute treatment.

IASP Poster Presentation Number: PH 369, Montreal 2010


N. G1, P. Buczkowski2, A. Searle2, R. Falerio2, J. Williams2, 1Anaesthesia & Pain Management,, Univ. Hosp. of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2Anaesthesia & Pain Management,, Derby Hosp. NHS Fndn. Trust, Derby, United Kingdom

  • Used neurostimulator MYMOP 2
  • localized neuropathic pain, scar pain, post herpetic neuralgia, CRPS
  • 5 min stim brought pain down from 6.7 to 3.5/10  p<0.001

To home make that sort of thing with a 555 timer chip though 2 hertz pulse width 4 millisec. might work but I haven’t tried it…

R1= 10 k
R2 = 0.1 k
C = 68 uF

If you knew what you were doing…(need step up transformer).

Addendum: – did come across a reasonably priced 2 hertz (and higher) pulse generator – (and can do vibration too)
Electro-Acupuncture Device GB1002


pointer plus is another device I use.

Comment – would be nice to try on some localized pains

Anyone had any experience?

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