If you are someone who was involved in a car accident in Iowa and are now suffering from chronic back, neck, or even leg pain as a result of the accident, there may be alternate forms of treatment that can help reduce your pain aside from taking medication. In today’s day and age, many individuals have become extremely reliant on strong medications such as opioids, to the point where they become addicted and can no longer stop taking them.
While medication has been known to help car accident victims cope with the chronic pain they suffer from, there is also therapy and other forms of treatment available that they may be able to take advantage of in place of these medicines. According to WQAD 8, one way to help treat your chronic pain is by having the HF-10 neurostimulator implanted inside of you. Once the device is implanted, “it sends high-frequency pulses to the nerves through wires near the spine.” According to Nevro, which is a medical device company that created the HF10, some of the benefits a patient gets with the device includes:
- Experiencing significant relief for both back and leg pain without having to take any medication.
- The device can be left on for 24 hours a day, seven days a week “because it calms the nerves while allowing you to feel everything you should.”
- The HF10 device “isn’t addictive and doesn’t cloud your thoughts, cause drowsiness, and won’t constipate you like pain medications do.”
How does the HF10 Device work?
Nevro states that the device works by applying Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS). That means is “delivers mild electrical pulses to the nerves which interrupts the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus reducing pain.” A potential candidate would first have a temporary version implanted to see if it works and is effective and then, move on to having the real device implanted given their experience with the temporary one was successful.
The news outlet highlighted that a person who has suffered from “moderate to severe back or leg pain for more than three months” may benefit from using the device.
The company claims that “80% of patients in a clinical trial reported losing at least half of their pain.” One car accident victim out of California shared her experience with the HF 10 device after she suffered from chronic pain and headaches after a wreck she was involved in. She told the news source that dressing herself and showering, some of the basic daily tasks we all find so simple, were difficult for her because of the level of pain she was experiencing. She eventually began taking four types of medications but still found she couldn’t live out her life how she wanted.
The woman ended up coming across the HF 10 and recently told the news source that she “hardly experiences pain or notices it” after she began using it.
Although Nevro has provided evidence that reveals the device works, there are plenty of other forms of treatment out there that you should first learn about by speaking with your physician prior to relying on just one. The fact is, car accidents can lead to a life full of pain and misery and rather than get hooked on medicine that only relieves the pain temporarily, there may be something else out there for you to try. However, because most types of medical treatment can be costly, it is important that you receive the compensation you deserve following your accident. And if you would like an Iowa car accident lawyer to help you recover this compensation, whether it is from your insurance carrier or the at-fault party that hit you, contact the car crash lawyers at Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. today.
You can reach Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. at:
1921 51st Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 393-1020
Fax: (319) 393-4000