This Treatment Could Alleviate Chronic Pain Without Opioid Medications

Individuals with chronic pain are increasingly demanding alternative/integrative treatments and attempting to avoid opioids when possible.

While opioids can be great for short-term use, their long-term potential for addiction is concerning and a major contributing factor in the current opioid crisis. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are working on a new electronic stimulation device that will hopefully serve as an opioid-free method of pain management.

The wireless device stimulates neurons deep in the brain’s pleasure center to cause the release of dopamine and reduce the sensation of pain.

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