Could PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm help your patients with previously treatment-resistant pain?
Usually not, in 2 out of 3 cases, this therapy doesn’t work either.
But 1 in 3 cases do improve significantly. Link to example (Links are usually technological, and jargon loaded)
As nerdy engineers, we don’t have a clue why. Neither do our advisory anesthesiologists and neurologists.
Neuroplasticity? Quantum entanglement?
Invasive medicine has been doing a very good job of “managing” or masking acute pain for a long time. Not so much for chronic pain.
Non-invasive therapies that use a red or infrared wavelength have a 40-year history of relieving musculoskeletal pain and impairments. The specific wavelength is frequently chosen to penetrate the skin.
Unfortunately, finding the right dose for each person remains a problem.
PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm
Could a new algorithm lead to pleasing outcomes for patients with treatment-resistant pain and associated impaired functions?
Every patient has different needs. The right wavelengths from PhotoMed’s devices appear to work like a catalyst to restart normal functions. However, the multitude of choices isn’t as simple as having no choice.
Does your patient need one, two, or a sequence of wavelengths? That why you use an algorithm instead of a fixed procedure.
Did we mention efficiency?
What’s the big deal?
PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome™ Pro provides the operator with access to 282+ visible wavelengths to increase the likelihood of a response and success.
When the therapy fails to benefit, besides disappointment, there are no side effects.
It’s just light.
What kind of weird stuff is going on here?
Could “chronic” be an interruption to normal function?
Innate sensory, motor, and skin temperature functions provide during-visit feedback for making treatments decisions.
Some consider the return of “normal” functions to be homeostasis. Why? Because the body, not the therapy, maintains its own normal functions.
Did PhotoMed Technologies invent light therapy?
No. The PhotoMed team of engineers, anesthesiologists, and neurologists did not invent the basic visible light therapy.
Danish Dr. Finsen researched the curative properties of different wavelengths for different disorders. He found a couple of wavelengths that worked well on different disorders.
For this, he received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1903.
Dr. Finsen also found that no single wavelength worked for every disorder. Just like medications.
He found blue and red wavelengths the most interesting wavelengths. The other wavelengths were not as highly researched.
In 1903, Dr. Finsen obviously lacked the tools to test what each of 282+ individual visible wavelengths might or might not accomplish? To say nothing of sequences of wavelengths.
PhotoMed’s team invented the Triple 2 Algorithm for practitioners who want to help their patients left behind after previous interventions failed.
The Triple 2 Algorithm tests one, two wavelengths or a sequence of wavelengths to relieve unresponsive pain. AI meets medicine.
Observation of a physiological response provides feedback from the sensory, motor, or vascular systems through improving function.
This clip shows the variation of yellow through green wavelengths being applied to a leg wound. Yet to be undetermined, wavelengths are thought to provide bio-physical stimulation of various wound factors to restart & accelerate wound healing.
PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome® Pro provides the operator with efficient access to 282+ visible wavelengths, with no missing wavelengths. This is important because the precise wavelength(s) needed by the patient or their impairments can’t be known in advance.
The algorithm connects the Vari-Chrome® Pro with
The Instant Feedback System™ software software, Version 11, integrates visit data management activities. Version 11 lets you record narratives, questionnaires, physiological responses which show the precise time when the therapy works, and outcomes. The system crunches through and records up to 5Gb/minute.
What is the evidence?
As engineers, we don’t have a feel for subjective measures of pain. Additionally, pain is a lousy marker because it typically changes too slowly for making during-visit adjustments to therapy. Objectively measured physiological responses fit our thinking.
PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm helps the practitioner choose settings for the Vari-Chrome® Pro. Feedback comes from observed physiological responses, typically within about 2 minutes. If your first choice doesn’t work, try a different wavelength. It’s efficient because two visits are enough to learn if the therapy likely won’t work for the individual.
The logic is the same as for medicines, except for being 3 orders of magnitude faster.
As with everything in medicine, interventions and therapies simultaneously affect multiple networks, such the sensory, motor, vascular, and pain systems.
Why no side effects? Didn’t the unused photons just depart at the speed of light?
An example of the vascular/thermoregulatory systems
“Linda” had complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD). Her cold hands responded to therapy by warming as if on cue to her third 2-minute treatment.
Note that the light stimulation in this example was applied to locations around her head & neck but not to her hands. Wouldn’t Einstein call this “spooky action at a distance”? (Red is warmer, blue is colder) (11-second clip)
Thermal imaging captures the exact moment when the algorithm “works” as Linda’s chronically painful and cold hands briefly overwarm and quickly return to comfortable temperatures. Each treatment tested different wavelengths and settings. Linda’s comfort continued after the visit, maintained by the return of default functions, some call that homeostasis.