The syndromes that may occur from peripheral nerve or field stimulation include:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease Neuropathy
- Post-Amputation Pain
- Herpetic Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Refractory Angina
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Back and Neck Pain
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy
- Traumatic Nerve Injuries
- Other Conditions That Have Failed Conventional Therapies
Stivax, (pronounced Steevax) is a small battery powered electronic device that can be fitted under the collar line. Virtually painless, through a titanium tipped array a randomized and varying series of low frequency electrical impulses are delivered to specific nerves (generally an outpatient procedure). The initial application is designed to immediately mitigate pain and provide early relief.
Before the procedure the physician will determine the correct peripheral nerve access points for the array placement. Each treatment phase will last approximately 20 days, common protocol will be 3 phases over a total of 60 days. Stivax is water resistant and generally will not affect your normal routine. You may be scheduled for several follow up visits so the physician can check your progress, comfort, and adjust the output of the device.
Randomized, controlled studies indicate that the majority of patients describe at least 50% reduction in pain and further accumulation of pain reduction in subsequent months. Some patients, having solely relied upon narcotic drug therapies, have been able to discontinue the use of these conventional medicines.