“Nothing worked” pain and impaired functions

 
 

Pain affects families and communities

Pain-masking medications and invasive interventions help millions get on with a quality life.

The grim statistics suggest that treatment-resistant pain will remain a long time. We call that “nothing worked” pain.

Unfortunately, other millions do not respond as expected to existing intereventions. They have no path forward when they are intentionally excluded from typical pain studies for lack of an expected response. Millions cannot work and depend upon their family & community to survive.

PhotoMed's team builds tools for practitioners who may wish to serve patients with nothing worked pain.

 
 
From an NIH info-graphic illustrating the magnitude of chronic pain. The cost of that pain is larger than the U.S. defense budget ($700B).

From an NIH info-graphic illustrating the magnitude of chronic pain. The cost of that pain is larger than the U.S. defense budget ($700B).

 

 

PhotoMed's therapy addresses "nothing worked" pain having no known cause

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) declares, "Chronic pain is considered a disease itself... and is resistant to most medical treatments." Millions have tried almost everything on the market without relief.

PhotoMed’s non-invasive therapy aims to address the “nothing worked” types of pain and functional impairments. Our team sponsored clinics and studies that welcomed people who were unexpected to improve. They were welcomed despite multiple sources of pain and impaired functions. The goal was to find out who and which disorders might respond to the therapy.

PhotoMed’s team developed its Instant Verification System™ to record the steps taken to relieve pain, or not. Years of real-time data accumulated to fuel machine-learning style examination without a hypothesis to bias its answers. In 2019, the “best” answer appears the the body simply goes back-to-normal functions. The volunteers were right from the beginning when the reported, I feel normal. Could it be quantum biology in action?

 
PhotoMed’s focus includes “nothing worked” pain. Pain that responds to medications or therapies typically does not appear to respond as vigorously to PhotoMed’s therapy.

PhotoMed’s focus includes “nothing worked” pain. Pain that responds to medications or therapies typically does not appear to respond as vigorously to PhotoMed’s therapy.


Instant Verification System

PhotoMed’s development studies welcomed people with no expectation of improved functions. These real-world people contributed data about which parameters worked, or didn’t. Link to a partial list of disorders. Link to the Instant Verification System

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Different responses

Practitioners who tested the therapy reported several different type of responses to the therapy. Recorded data suggest different types of the chronic pain or impairment may have their own response profiles.

Only some responses appear to complete the “back-to-normal” function. The evidence for “normal” accrues while improved functions persist after therapy ends. There is no implied end time for “normal” and no expected return to the “baseline” pain or impairment.

Here’s a mix of findings:

  • Pain that was "managed" by pain-masking medications or invasive interventions could be eased, but the pain returned because the source of the pain signals appear to be active.

  • Slow-healing injuries were frequently accelerated by PhotoMed's non-invasive therapy.

  • A "nothing worked" type of pain responded with an abrupt response that we now call a back-to-normal function. The improved sensory and/or motor functions continued long after therapy ended (15 years and counting). Looking at recordings, this type of pain continued after the injury appeared to heal completely. That is, there was no known cause for the presence and intensity of their pain.

  • Another “non-responsive” type of pain responded with temporarily reduced pain. Looking at recordings, this group of people reported only small improvements during the visit.

  • Post-surgical pain appears to masquerade as “phantom” pain with a loss of sensation, pain, and aversion to being touched. Scars and reconstructed skin responded by feeling more normal after PhotoMed’s therapy combined with cross-sensory stimulation. This type of pain experience may be the fastest and most complete-to-resolve pain recorded to date. Mirror-neuron synesthesia was an unexpected layer of pain that only needs another human and a finger to resolve.

Could the experience of pain be what’s stuck after healing has otherwise completed?

Could the responses be a function of homeostasis rather than the therapy?

It took years of testing for PhotoMed's team to achieve today's efficiency of the Vari-Chrome™ Pro. Personalizing therapy using different wavelengths appears to increase the likelihood of benefit to the patient. Improving functions, usually symptoms, provide feedback to the practitioner within seconds to minutes of an effective treatment.

Could homeostasis account for the all the crazy quick and large physiological responses AND the outcomes that persist after therapy ends? Is that quantum biology in action?