Neurostimulation: offering drug-free pain relief for mums
As a mum or mum-to-be, you are conscious about the health effects of products on your little one. When it comes to pain relief it is common for mums to be concerned about the implications of taking medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.
There is now some technology available that can provide drug-free pain relief for mums. Annie Farinosi from Perth Key Therapy is offering this service to local mums and explains how it works below (note: Wholehearted Family Health and Perth Key Therapy have a business relationship).
Neurostimulation: offering drug-free pain relief for mums.
Non-invasive interactive neurostimulation stimulates sensory nerves to induce a release of the body’s own pain relief mechanisms. It uses a highly variable waveform to respond to changes in the electrical properties of the skin and tissue, locating the key areas requiring treatment. It then delivers targeted treatment to those areas for non-invasive, drug-free pain relief.
A small hand-held device is used to provide the neurostimulation. The device waveform (and level of treatment delivered) automatically adjusts itself based on the impedance (stickiness) of the treatment area.
The effect is achieved through the stimulation of trigger points and acupuncture points on the skin surface. By stimulating the body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms, the direct effect of interactive neurostimulation is several times stronger than that of other types of nerve stimulation (such as TENS).
How can interactive neurostimulation help mums?
Interactive neurostimulation achieves consistently good results across a broad range of painful conditions, both acute and chronic in nature. It can be used in pregnancy to reduce pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, sciatica and pelvic girdle pain, for new mums experiencing shoulder and neck pain.
For a list of conditions that the technology is commonly used for please see the Perth Key Therapy website.
Is it safe?
The treatment has only a few contraindications including:
- Presence of an on-demand cardiac pacemaker or other electrically-powered implants.
- Electrode placement over malignant tumours.
- Use over open wounds.
- Patients prone to seizures.
- Alcohol intoxication.
- Pregnancy- in the 1st trimester.
Is treatment expensive/how do I access it?
Annie from Perth Key Therapy offers treatment in her clinic room in Mt Lawley. Appointments are available at a variety of times throughout the day and evening. For adults, the session lasts 45-60 minutes and costs $60. For baby, it is $30 and lasts 20 minutes. Cash or card accepted.
There is the option to hire a device at $60 per week, this is particularly useful to maximise the treatment and to see if you are interested in purchasing a device to use for you and your family.
A loyalty service is available, for every 5 visits the 6th is free, this is transferable between all family members.
For more information visit the Perth Key Therapy website.
If you’re outside of the Perth metro area you can find a list of other practitioners here.
Disclaimer: This website is intended as a general educational aid in relation to women and children’s health in Australia. It does not constitute medical or healthcare advice, and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is also not intended as a substitute for professional advice or services from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your unique facts. Always seek the advice of your doctor regarding any medical condition or before starting any new treatment.
Wholehearted Family Health and Perth Key Therapy have a business relationship.