Why restore functions?
Patients frequently tell us about their joy for being able to resume the activities that they used to take for granted. They commonly mention that they can open jars, work with small tools, assemble handicrafts, or reach for items on the top shelf. They come back periodically for relief from additional annoying ailments.
Practitioners tell us stories about the people that they can now serve using the Vari-Chrome® Pro. They focus on prompting the return of innate functions (sensory, motor, and skin temperature) that can be objectively documented during the visit. Subjective reports of pain relief frequently follow.
Unfortunately, not everyone responds to the therapy. Patients and practitioners typically consider together whether to continue after the second visit. The therapy is not efficient or effective for all types of pain.
The good news, is that those who respond report improved quality of life.
Unresponsive pain, too?
PhotoMed’s pioneering team set out to solve some of medicine’s most challenging types of pain. Pain specialist anesthesiologists and neurologists helped their patients while developing PhotoMed’s therapy.
They were puzzled by the rapid and large physiological responses that frequently predicted later relief. PhotoMed’s team built tools, called the Rapid Discovery System™ that allowed them to record these puzzling events in real-time. Analysis of the recordings helped to make the therapy more effective and efficient for a wide range of previously unresponsive types of pain.
Machine learning will accelerate the advance of additional sources of pain that may respond to the non-invasive light from the Vari-Chrome® Pro. This is important for the people who tried the therapy during its development without relief.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans and their communities. One person with moderate or severe pain limits work, family, and community activities. Pain is a private experience that can't be shared to help others understand the agony and loss of hope.
PhotoMed's mission aims to serve people with no previous path forward.