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
Every patient has different needs. The right wavelengths from PhotoMed’s devices appear to work like a catalyst to restart normal functions. However, selecting a few wavelengths from a multitude isn’t as simple as having no choice.
Does your patient with treatment-resistant pain need one, two, or a sequence of wavelengths?
PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm supports the practitioner’s decision-making while using PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome® Pro or PhotoMed’s Instant Feedback System™. The logic is the same as for escalating medicines or interventions, but 1000x faster.
Skin and wounds bio-physically “see” wavelengths as narrow as 10 nanometers.
This clip shows the variation of yellow (600nm) through green (560nm) wavelengths being applied to a leg wound.
PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome® Pro provides access to 282+ visible wavelengths (418 to 700nm).
Varying the wavelength, with no missing wavelengths, speeds up testing. For the first time, practitioners can observe wound features as they change - in minutes.
Did we mention efficiency?
What’s the big deal?
Access to all visible wavelengths increases 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.
For practitioners and their patients left behind after previous interventions failed
PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm provides the logic for selecting different wavelengths that might improve impaired innate functions. Restoring normal functions provides the key to relieving the need for pain.
A physiological response of the impaired function provides feedback to support decision-making.
Now, you know why we call it the Triple 2 Algorithm.
Would real-time documentation change how you talk to your patients?
Do your patients want to know what might relieve their treatment-resistant pain, impaired functions, and wounds?
They’ve already tried almost everything available. Nothing worked.
The literature doesn’t have answers. The weak effects described in the “evidence” for “managing” pain faces a replication crisis. And, the annual cost of “managing” pain and impairments exceeds the U.S. military budget ($700B).
Why should they think a few photons could improve their lives? Why should you think so, too?
The Instant Feedback System™, 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.
What is real-time evidence?
PhotoMed’s anesthesiologist advisors pointed out that they monitor physiologic changes in real time to support their decisions. Our physical-therapy advisors pointed out that they, too, monitored physiological changes… They went on, statistics can’t predict how your patient will respond. For them, real-time evidence remains individual.
Our prescribing-doctor advisors mentioned their frustration wondering if their patients even took their medicine.
Like a ball in a pin-ball machine, the patient bounces among doctors and specialists. Then, there’s only one last chance to win.
However, there is only one pain specialist per 80,000 Americans. And, they don’t have tools for treatment-resistant pain?
Everyone seems to agree that the return of homeostasis isn’t expected.
It’s the low expectation that gives a jolt, like watching magic.
An example of the Triple 2 Algorithm and real-time evidence
“Linda” had complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD). Linda’s hands didn’t appear to respond to the first treatment. The Algorithm suggested a different setting. That didn’t appear to work. Her cold hands responded to PhotoMed’s 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.