Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain daily. Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons that adults seek medical attention. Pain management is a priority and represents a continually developing field of medicine.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis.
Nanotechnology is an evolving scientific field with endless possibilities.
The human body is regulated by electrical signals including pain.
Nanotech pain patches interrupt the electrical signal of pain.
Though subjective, many have found relief with nanotech pain patches.
Patients and physicians are open to alternative pain management therapies as opioid addiction continues to be a concern. Nanotechnology and its role in chronic pain management is a worthwhile investigation.
What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a relatively new field of science. It is the study and use of incredibly small bits of matter known as atoms and molecules. Though its presence has been around for centuries, technology has now become advanced enough to be able to study and utilize these microscopic particles. The particles are incredibly powerful and can have a role in chemistry, engineering, physics, biology, and material science. The healthcare field has begun investigating the use of nanotechnology in medication. However, there is a more accessible form of nanotechnology available to the public that addresses one of the most common health complaints of American adults.
How do Nanotech pain patches work?
Nanotech pain patches use millions of nanocapacitors to capture pain signals. A nanocapacitor is a tiny electrochemical device that stores electrical energy. The human nervous system is responsible for recognizing pain. Our nerves detect pain anywhere in our bodies through electrical signals. This pain message is then transmitted along the nerve, into the superhighway of the spinal cord, and into our brains. We then become aware of our pain. Pain is just a bunch of electrical signals. Nanotech patches work to interrupt these messages. When a patch is applied to the painful area, it intercepts the electrical pain signals and stores them so they cannot reach the brain.
How to use the patches
The available variety of nanotech pain patches is limited. The patches are very simple to use. They are sold with a sticky adhesive that can be used several times before the stickiness is lost. Simply unpeel the adhesive backing and then apply the patch to the location of your pain. Patches can be used nearly anywhere on your body from head to toe. Nanotech patches can target both chronic and acute muscle or joint pain. Patches can even be used to relieve headaches. Also, direct skin contact is not necessary. Most users report pain relief within seconds!
What does the research say?
The pain patch company Kailo conducted a peer-reviewed clinical trial of their product but it is important to note that the company was financially invested in the study. In the study, 148 participants- separated into a test group and a control group- stated they suffered from chronic pain during the last 3 months to one year and took prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications for pain relief. Participants used the Kailo pain patch for 30 days. Surveys were completed at 14 and 30 days of usage. After 30 days 61% of participants in the test group reported a significant decrease in pain severity. Additionally, 91% of the test group participants reported taking fewer OTC pain medications. Remarkably, 86% of test group participants were highly satisfied with the Kailo pain patch and preferred it to OTC pain relief medications.
Countless reviews demonstrate that many have found relief with these patches. Nanotech pain relief patches represent a great alternative to consider for those seeking drug-free pain relief.
The potential of nanotechnology is promising especially in the non-invasive, non-pharmacological scope.
It is important to remember that the patches will not correct the reason for your pain. They only interrupt the feeling of pain. It is important to maintain open communication with your healthcare provider to target the source of your pain.
- National Library of Medicine. Prevalence of chronic pain among adults in the United States.
- CDC. Managing Chronic Pain.
- Anesthesia & Pain Research. Using A Novel, Non-Drug, Topical Pain-Relief Patch to Improve Pain and Function: Final Analysis of the PREVENT Study.